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Volunteers sought for 2008 PRIDE Spring Cleanup April 5-19

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By The Staff

Another spring is unfolding across Southern and Eastern Kentucky. As the redbud trees begin to blossom, I urge all residents to help in removing unsightly trash from Taylor County's roads, streams and hillsides during our annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup on April 5-19. Recruit your friends, family and neighbors to help.

You can help by volunteering for cleanup events already scheduled by your local PRIDE coordinators. A list of activities near you can be found at www.kypride.org or by contacting PRIDE Coordinator Debbie McNear at 465-7729.

If the road or stream you want to clean is not on the current schedule, contact McNear to plan your own cleanup event. Your coordinator will provide the trash bags and arrange for them to be collected. Free T-shirts will be given to PRIDE Spring Cleanup volunteers while supplies last.

For the past 11 years, you have taken PRIDE in your region. Just look at what Taylor County officials, residents and students have accomplished together since PRIDE began in 1997:

- 4,366 volunteers have worked 4,217 hours.

- 4,865 bags of trash have been collected.

- 4,461 junk appliances and 564 tons of scrap metal have been recycled.

- 34,129 old tires have been recovered.

Thank you for continuing to step forward to make a difference. Have PRIDE today for a brighter tomorrow.

Karen Engle

President/CEO

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE

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