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TRASH BASH RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 22

Event to Feature Electronics Recycling Drop-off, iPad Minis

Post Date:April 05, 2017 10:07 a.m.

Spring Trash Bash, the litter cleanup and recycling awareness event has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 22. The event is being held in conjunction with Earth Day.

“This is a great opportunity for our residents to volunteer in their community and make a difference simply by picking up trash,” Parish President Larry Cochran said. “St. Charles Parish is a beautiful place to live, but we must continue to do our part to keep it that way.”

Groups of volunteers will spread out around the parish beginning at 8:30 a.m. to clean up litter hotspots in their respective communities. Volunteers can either choose their own areas to clean or be assigned one. All equipment will be provided, including pickup sticks, gloves and trash bags. Those interested in volunteering may sign up as teams or individuals at www.scptrashbash.org or by calling (985) 331-8604. The deadline to register is 4 p.m. April 18. Anyone registering after this date will have to pickup their supplies from the St. Charles Parish Courthouse at 15045 River Road Hahnville LA 70057. Verification certificates are also available for young people needing service hours for school or church requirements.

Residents who registered for the March 25 event are already registered for the April 22 event and do not need to register.

A culminating celebration for Trash Bash participants will kick off at 11:30 a.m. at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. The “after-party with a purpose” will feature hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, jambalaya, smoked sausage, dessert, drinks and more. The Wetland Watchers of Destrehan’s Harry Hurst Middle School will host their popular live animal and educational displays, as well as games and giveaways for the kids. There will also be a table set up for the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council to collect old electronics and provide recycling information to residents. The Oldies But Goodies will provide musical entertainment.

Awards will be given to teams that provide the most volunteers, collect the most trash, and iPad Minis courtesy of Entergy will be raffled for participants as door prizes.

Event sponsors include the St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, the United Way of St. Charles, Matrix Service, Valero, Pelican Waste, DNG Electric, Raising Canes, River Parish Electric, the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Entergy Louisiana and the Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers.

The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.

For more information on parish activities, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov, www.facebook.com/stcharlesgov or www.twitter.com/stcharlesgov. Residents may sign up to receive e-newsletters on desired parish-related topics by visiting www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/enews and emergency texts, e-mails and phone calls at www.scpemergencyalerts.com.

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