Kentwood Spring Clean Up Day a big success
Something special happened in Kentwood on Saturday, April 25. On this cloudy spring day, a group of eager volunteers came together to help clean up the town.
The Spring Cleanup Day was organized and led by Mayor Irma Gordon and the council men and women of the town. Together, they put into motion an effort to organize the supplies and volunteers of the community to clean up the town. On the day of cleaning, about 100 volunteers met at the park pavilion next to the community center where trash bags, gloves, grabbers, and dumpsters were available.
Together, teams of volunteers focused on picking up trash along the streets. Property owners brought in tires, old couches, scrap metal and just trash in general to be hauled off.
Once clean up was complete, volunteers were served a free lunch of hot dogs, chili, potato chips and water.
Given the day’s success, more Kentwood clean up days are being planned.
A note from Mayor Irma Gordon:
Mayor Irma Gordon, the town council members, and the citizens of Kentwood gives special thanks to everyone who participated in the Spring Clean Up Day. The day was beautiful, though it rained around noon, we were able to get a lot of work done. Our town is small, but yet really big when it comes to servicing it. We are so very proud of our people because they want better and are willing to work hard to accomplish better. “Our town looks so much better, it is cleaner and we will not stop here. We will continue to strive for perfection. Together we can do it, for all that we do is for the better of our citizens and our town.”
“We will have more clean up days for our town, but do we have to wait for a clean-up day, to clean-up? Let’s make it a part of who we are as Kentwoodians, we are the best people from the best hometown to live, Kentwood, Louisiana. Thank you.” Mayor Irma T. Gordon
Volunteers who signed in for the clean up were: (Note that there were some volunteers who didn’t sign in)
Akeith Petty, Mario Cooper, Robert Barge, Jr., Janet S. Vernon, Joe Ray Vernon, Eval Magee, Katrina Magee, Laddie Bickham, Cynthia Sibley, Marshall Gordon, Sabrina Fluker, Mary Ann Cooper, Charles Cooper, Angela Bates, Marie Gayton, Dewayne Ennis, Charles Tate, Charlie Thompson, Beverly Walls Lee, Tah’Jarren Williams, Ethel M. Cryer, Melonise Brown, Brandon Miller, Ben Miller, Jasmine McCray, April McCray, Euriah McCray, Lemmie Chapman III, Roger D. Carter, Patricia Morgan, WIlford McCray Jr., Dwayne Ennis, Yolanda Callahan, Wesley Wilson, Patricia McCory, Bobby Raborn, Jim Slaven, Irma Clines, Quentin Hookfin, Keith Ard, Akerial Dawson, La’Destiny Diamond, Miracle Winters, Jaiarryia Diamond, Pamela Bean, Robin Taylor, Jaylen Dorsey, Tiara Ledbetter, Aniya Cooper, Tamie Gordon, Michael Hall, Shila Buckner, Kamyra Smith, De’Wayne McGhee, Mary Mire, Jane Wickham, Kimberly Chapman, Yvonne Chapman, Daimion McCray, Neal Cutrer, Britton J. Kazerooni Sr., Shirley Simmons, Tashanna Hornsby, Mike Kazerooni, Stephanie McKenzie, Frances Hookfin, Tyrese Hookfin, David Sellers, Malaysia Knighten, Otis Elzy, William Lawson, Tiara Ledbetter, JaKoiya Wilkerson. ~Marcia Sims
Photos by Nikki Carrier