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Parish Pride event helps clean Scott

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Posted at 12:14 PM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-01 23:42:14-04

SCOTT, La. - A volunteer event centered around cleaning up Scott to promote Parish Pride was held on Saturday.

Organizations, groups, and individuals including Parish Proud, Bayou Vermilion District, and the City of Scott picked up trash along Highway 90 in Scott.

Director Brianne Hendricks tells KATC the organization was contacted by a citizen who regularly travels Highway 90 and noticed the trash.

Parish Proud is an umbrella service organization that works in collaboration with partners to make Lafayette Parish the most appealing community in the world, according to event organizers.

The organization has several events coming up, including a family fun day at Heymann Park and a cleanup held in partnership with Stuller, Inc. in about two weeks. During the last cleanup with Stuller, Hendricks said volunteers picked up 42 bags of trash, and are hoping for less this time around.

Hendricks said the cleanup events are helping Parish Proud and its mission become more visible in the community.

"We could not be happier that we have so many people that have come to us to do events and to help and get out in the community," she said. "We want people to see that there's someone out there that cares about the way things look. We care that there's Styrofoam in the ditches. People see that there's someone out there that cares what the landscape looks like."

Parish Proud gives away toolkits for free for those in the community who wish to get out and clean up on their own.

Organizers hope their efforts aren't going unnoticed by the younger generations as well.

"If we can teach kids from a younger age not to litter, when they grow up they'll remember that. They'll remember what we said and remember what it looks like."

If you'd like to schedule a cleanup with the organization, send an email to info@parishproud.org.

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