Litter pickup efforts go parishwide Saturday

TEAM TANGI — A group of volunteers led by Parish President Robby Miller pick up trash near Orange Park in Hammond.

Trash Dash, a way to promote exercise and get rid of trash, will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday with cleanups in the following locations:

Hammond on North Oak Street Ponchatoula on 1st Street and Southwest Railroad Avenue (time permitting) Amite on Hwy. 51 by Car Wash to fairgrounds on Reid Avenue, Miss Ann’s Fried Chicken east on MLK Drive to Amite High Gym, entrance to I-55 Northwest into town (especially by Walmart), and Town Donuts south on Second Street to Magnolia Street and then turn west and end at Hwy. 51 Kentwood on 38th Street, 51st Street, MLK Street, 7th Street, and 9th Street Independence - to be announced.

DSLD Homes has partnered with Keep Tangipahoa Parish Beautiful on a Litter Clean-Up Day on Sept 19. They will meet at Ponchatoula High School at 9 a.m. All roads for the litter cleanup will be located in Ponchatoula.

Volunteers are needed for both Trash Dash and Keep Tangipahoa Parish Beautiful. Anyone that would like to get involved with the DSLD clean-up or TrashDash can call Parish Litter Coordinator Ginger Tastet at 985-748-3211.

The event was organized by Tastet and Ponchatoula Rotary Club Community Service Chairman Faith Allen with the Rotary clubs of Hammond, Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunrisers, Ponchatoula and Kentwood, Keep Hammond Beautiful, the Town of Independence, and the Town of Amite City.

Trash Dash is a national initiative.

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