Cov­ing­ton to host cleanup day Aug. 26

Par­tic­i­pants will gather for event at Trin­ity United Methodist Church

The Covington News - - LOCAL - JACKIE GUTKNECHT jgutknecht@cov­news.com

The City of Cov­ing­ton cares. Part­nered with Trin­ity United Methodist Church (UMC), the city is host­ing a com­mu­nity clean up event in the Cov­ing­ton Mill com­mu­nity Aug. 26.

“We had a very suc­cess­ful com­mu­nity clean up event last year as part of our Cov­ing­ton Cares ini­tia­tive where we hauled away four tons of trash and de­bris. We are look­ing for­ward to spend­ing some time get­ting to know the Cov­ing­ton Mill res­i­dents and help them with a cleanup day.” Cov­ing­ton City Man­ager Leigh Anne Knight said.

The cleanup will start at 8:30 a.m. at Trin­ity UMC. The plan is to be done by ap­prox­i­mately noon.

Trin­ity UMC is plan­ning to serve lunch to vol­un­teers and the city will pro­vide wa­ter, gloves and trash bags along with a dump­ster and a claw truck to lift larger items.

Cov­ing­ton Pub­lic Re­la­tions Man­ager Trey San­ders said there will be no charge for peo­ple in the Cov­ing­ton Mill com­mu­nity to uti­lize the dump­ster and truck.

If peo­ple have items in their back yards, they are en­cour­aged to move them closer to the street prior to Aug. 26 so they can be dis­posed of.

“The pri­mary ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the cleanup days are of course the res­i­dents of the neigh­bor­hood be­ing cleaned, but we ap­pre­ci­ate help from res­i­dents in any neigh­bor­hood,” San­ders said. “It is a com­mu­nity event and a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to get out­side, vol­un­teer and meet their Cov­ing­ton neigh­bors. We all ben­e­fit from a cleaner Cov­ing­ton.”

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