Three Cenla municipalities win state’s cleanest cities contest

Three Central Louisiana municipalities were named winners of the 2010 Cleanest City contest sponsored by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.

The City of Pineville won in Category G, the City of Alexandria won in Category I and the Town of Lecompte won in Category C, according to a press release.

The first week in April, Pineville was judged in District competition and advanced to the State Cleanest City Contest finals, which were the held over the last two weeks.  This is Pineville’s fifth such award in the last eight years.  After winning their district many times previously, Pineville was selected as the state’s cleanest cikty for the first time by the Louisiana Federation of Garden Clubs in 2003, and repeated in 2004, 2006 and 2008.  Pineville’s entry is sponsored by the Alexandria Garden Club, which includes many Pineville members.

In 1958, the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc. was first among members of the National Council of state Garden Clubs, Inc. to sponsor a statewide “Cleanest City Contest”.

“This award is a victory for all city employees and our citizens.  I really want to commend our Public Works Department, the Pineville Beautification Committee and the Alexandria Garden Club.  It is obvious that our citizens and employees share the same sense of passion and pride in our community and about litter abatement, and what we can accomplish when we work together.”

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