Covington Crowned 2012 LGCF Cleanest City District Winner
The City of Covington is pleased to announce achieving the number one position in the 2012 Louisiana Garden Club Federation’s Annual Cleanest City Contest, District VI, Category F. District judges toured the City on Wednesday, April 4, and designated Covington as the 1st Place winner. The City is now eligible to advance to the State competition, with judging to take place on Wednesday, May 9, at 8 a.m.
Every day is Clean City day in Covington according to Mayor Mike Cooper: “I’m extremely proud of our Cleanest City district title and am particularly grateful to all who participated and worked so hard to make this happen. It is genuinely an honor to be acknowledged for our clean city efforts, but the true rewards have been in witnessing the partnership of the Covington Garden Club, Keep Covington Beautiful, and city departments labor alongside each other in addition to the community pride and spirit evidenced by Covington’s residents and businesses, not just along the contest route, but city-wide. I have no doubt we’ll be strong competitors as we head into the State finals."
Team efforts contributed to the first place recognition – Covington Garden Club members and Clean City Chair Donis Jenkins and Co-Chair Kyle Martin; Keep Covington Beautiful members and Director Priscilla Floca; Covington’s Public Works Department; Covington City Council Members; Covington Police Department; Covington Fire Department; Cultural Arts & Events; and Covington businesses and residents.
“Donis Jenkins and I are truly appreciative of all the efforts that went into the Covington Garden Club’s Cleanest City Contest event. Our goal is to promote awareness of the litter in our city and to instill civic pride in our citizens,” says Kyle Martin, Covington Garden Club Cleanest City Co-Chair. The Garden Club will host a cleanup day on Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will gather at the Covington Trailhead for supplies and then disburse along the contest route for litter pickup. Anyone interested in participating, especially high school students in need of service hours, are encouraged to contact Kyle Martin at (985) 893-7068.
“We thank all for their support and ask our entire community to continue to preserve and enhance their cleanup and beautification efforts. Now is a good time to plant your gardens with colorful blooms to compliment your cleanup work. This adds that special touch to a clean community that does not go unnoticed by the judges or our neighbors,” says Pam Keller, Executive Assistant to Mayor Mike Cooper, Special Projects Director.