Second clean up effort before Street Fair

Published 3:36 pm Thursday, October 25, 2007

The City of Picayune is looking for volunteers to participate in their second clean-up day to prepare for next weekend’s Fall Street Fair.

Interested parties can meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Picayune’s City Hall located at 815 N. Beech St. There bags and grabbers will be handed out, or if volunteers already have bags they can just head to the area they would like to clean up, according to a press release from the city.

This clean-up day is also to prepare for a new service the city will implement.

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“This is all in preparation for recycling,” said Pick it up Picayune Vice president Linda Hanberry.

The clean-up event will continue until areas are clean, said City of Picayune Public Relations Director Jon Myers.

Since the Street Fair is only a week away city officials ask that focus in the clean-up be applied to East and West Canal Street since thousands of people show up for Picayune’s Street Fair each year.

“First impressions are always the best, we want people to know Picayune is a clean and beautiful city,” Myers said. “We hope to have a great turnout in order to keep Picayune beautiful.”

The bags of trash can be discarded at one of three roll off dumpsters donated by Coastal Waste Services. They will be located at City Hall, the park on east Canal next to the Alternative School and Johnson Park on Rosa Street.

Anyone who would like to join the clean-up committee can call Pick it up Picayune liaison Monica Jacobsen at 601-798-7411. Wal-Mart general manager Steve LeBlanc asks if any organizations, such as Boy or Girl Scouts, would like to volunteer to man the recycling program on Saturdays to contact the Chamber of Commerce at 601-798-3122.