Let’s Do it Again! Requests for future “Clean-Up” Days voiced

Let’s do it again! That was the overriding sentiment following this past Saturday’s parish wide, clean-up effort that saw volunteers from all over the parish donate their time and energy for the purpose of helping pick up trash and remove unsightly items from residents yards, ditches, rural roads and downtown areas. 

“I think the event went well and am grateful to everyone who turned out in the heat to help,” said Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ) Clean Up Committee Chairman and event organizer, John McCarty.

JPPJ President Amy Magee echoed those sentiments.

“I heard from many people that they thought we should do this more often.  Only next time we should schedule it for some other time than in the dead of summer,” laughed Magee. 

Volunteers ranged from Police Jury members, municipality officials, area residents and even the youth of the parish. Several also donated not only their time but equipment as well.

“We would like to thank Brent Barnett and Barnett Cattle and Land Development for the use of his dump trailer for the Chatham area clean up crew to use. Also would like to thank Mayor Greg Harris and the Chatham Town Hall for the use of their facility,” said Police Jury member Lewis Chatham. 

See below for a small sample of people who assisted and participated.

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