Volunteers needed for Leesburg community cleanup

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For immediate release:  September 27, 2019
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
                   352-728-9786 ext. 1100
                   citymanager@leesburgflorida.gov

Volunteers needed for Leesburg community cleanup

     LEESBURG, FL - The city of Leesburg is inviting residents, church groups, businesses and organizations to join our community cleanup on October 5th from 8:00am to 12:00 noon in partnership with the county-wide Keep Lake Beautiful campaign. 

     The city is hosting two event locations this year. Volunteer check-in stations will be manned at Berry Park in Carver Heights near the intersection of Beecher Street and Bradford Avenue and at Lake Robin Hood in Stock subdivision at 1316 Braebury Drive.

     Participants are needed to help clean up litter and other debris along roadways and properties and residents are encouraged to clean up in and around their homes. Trash bags, grabbers, gloves and water will be provided. The City’s Solid Waste division will be collecting filled bags. Bulk collection trucks will also be running in both neighborhoods so residents are encouraged to move large items to the curb for pick up. 

     “This event is great for our City because it provides an opportunity for our community to come together and give assistance to fellow citizens,” said Mayor John Christian. “It helps instill pride in our neighborhoods and motivates community leaders, churches and groups to become more vigilant in keeping their neighborhoods clean.”

     For more information or to volunteer, please contact Angela Armstrong at 352-728-9765 or Cliff Kelsey at 352-728-9786 x. 2411.

 Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 23,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.

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