Amite wins District competition of "Cleanest City"

Amite has won "Cleanest City" for District Six. This category includes communities with a 3,000 to 7,000 population. The Amite Chamber of Commerce and Stem and Stamen Garden Club of Amite have extended their congratulations to the citizens and businesses of Amite for doing their part.

The "Cleanest City" judging is based on many components, not just the general look of the town. The judges are quite meticulous in their calculations as to scoring. Their look for the small touches that prove that a community is interested in preserving the "look" of it's town. Things such as grass around flag poles, storefront cleanliness and sidewalk and street debris pick-up.

A letter was sent to Amite Mayor Reggie Goldsby by JoAnn L Fryling who is the District Six LCF Clean City Chairperson. Excerpts from the highly complimenting letter are as follows:

"Your parks, schools, churches, city and state buildings, businesses and roadways were also well kept and litter free."

"The scrapbook maintained by the Stems and Stamens Garden Club indicated, through newspaper articles and editorial, pictures of cleanup events and programs for school children, shows that there is a serious concern within the community for making Amite City clean and litter free and keeping it that way. It was good to see, since municipal departments cannot do the job without the cooperation of the citizens and the community organizations."

"You are so fortunate to have a garden club that is so involved in beautifying your community. Everything looked so lovely. Amite looks like a fine place to live."

The entire town and all individuals that did their part to help should take great pleasure in receiving this award. However, competition is not quite over yet. Now that Amite has won in their district, it will go on to compete in early May for the State Cleanest City competition. It would be a tremendous honor for Amite to be deemed Louisiana's Cleanest City. Therefore, Amite businesses and residents are asked to keep up the hard work and continue to keep Amite clean.

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