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Saturday, April 12, was designated as a community clean-up day to spruce up the city limits.
From 9 a.m. to noon, Lancaster City Council members Tamara Green Garris, Kenny Hood and Jackie Harris, were “talking trash” in their respective districts with sleeve rolled up in an effort to get residents to take a little pride in the hometown.
Green Garris said it takes everyone working together to make a difference.
“It's important for us to help beautify our neighborhoods because its great for the new families that may want to move into our city and also great for the environment,” she said. “We will also be identifying high crime areas and overall needs that need to be addressed in each neighborhood.”
Councilman Kenny Hood urged residents in District 1 to take an interest in their neighborhood by getting involved in clean-up days. District 1 is the southern-most district in the city. It includes areas along South Market Street, South Main Street and Kershaw-Camden Highway.
“I invite all able-bodied citizens to come out and clean up your streets and your community which we all love,” Hood said.
“The clean-up day is essential for residents to join in maintaining safe, clean and sustainable neighborhood,” said District 3 Councilwoman Jackie Harris. “The citizens play a critical role in keeping a litter-free community.”
Contact reporter Denyse Clark at (803) 283-1152