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Keep LaBelle Beautiful event May 21

Posted 5/18/22

Last year the first Keep LaBelle Beautiful campaign collected 362 pounds of garbage throughout the city …

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Keep LaBelle Beautiful event May 21

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LABELLE — Last year the first Keep LaBelle Beautiful campaign collected 362 pounds of garbage throughout the city in under two hours with eight volunteers.

This year, twin sister organizers, Sue and Andrea Sweetman, are hoping to clean up even more on Saturday, May 21, from 9 – 11 a.m., inviting volunteers to join in to keep LaBelle beautiful and litter-free.

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate. The event starts at 9 a.m. at the southeast corner of the Winn Dixie parking lot located on E. Cowboy Way. 

“We provide latex gloves, garbage bags, bottled water and t-shirts for all our volunteers,” Sue said. All volunteers need to bring is a willing spirit.

Sue thanked last year’s volunteers of family and friends who participated in the clean-up, which started at the LaBelle Brewery and headed west towards Walmart, depositing the litter at the city dump off of Cowboy Way.

“My family raised us to be good stewards of what we’ve been given,” Sue said. “And from a very young age our parents taught us by example that littering was just not acceptable.”

The Sweetman family moved to LaBelle from the east cost about seven years ago.

“We fell immediately in love with LaBelle and felt a strong desire to be positive contributors to this sweet town,” Sue said. “So we finally decided to do something about it and therein was born our effort, Keep LaBelle Beautiful.”

She is hoping with more awareness of the opportunity to beautify the city and meet some great people while doing so, will encourage others to volunteer.

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