For Immediate Release

October 9, 2014

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Media Relations



City of Leesville Fall Trash Bash Set for Oct. 11

LEESVILLE- The Leesville Mayor's Women's Commission is hosting its annual Fall Trash Bash October 11 at 8 a.m. at Liberty Garden across from the Vernon Parish Library.


The MWC exists to promote and assist in projects that showcase a positive image for the City. One such project is the Spring and Fall Trash Bashes, held annually since 1992. The Trash Bash is an event designed for volunteers including local civic organizations, churches, schools and clubs competing to see who can pick up the most trash.


City Administrator Courtney Christian urges residents to come out and participate. "We want to create a city that makes a stellar first impression. A clean city brings in new visitors, business, and citizens. It's an important step in helping our community to grow."


Each group picks up trash in a specific area. Then the trash is weighed and prizes are distributed to the groups with the most trash at 11 a.m., when volunteers return to Liberty Garden Park for a cookout and an awards ceremony. Awards include cash prizes for youth groups who pick up the most trash.


Litter comes from a great many sources like household garbage, construction sites, or motorists tossing trash from their windows, said Christian. Most don't think about it, but this small action has a large impact on the community as a whole. Litter inhibits economic development, contributes to crime, reduces property values, and costs the residents money.


The Trash Bash may only be two days a year, but businesses and individuals can help to maintain the city's beautification year round. Keeping their own areas tidy and keeping receptacles on hand to keep litter to a minimum are two of many simple solutions.  


For more information on Leesville's beautification or the Trash Bash, contact the City of Leesville at (337) 239-2444.



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