City-wide clean up happening soon

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Some people call it Spring Cleaning, but the City of Minden is doing things differently. It’s time for Fall Clean up Minden campaign, scheduled for November 29 through December 4.   

Mayor Terry Gardner has asked civic groups and churches to pick up all major roads leading to Minden and Walmart to sponsor this event with trash bags for each group. 

 “This is just a litter campaign, not white goods, tires paint, etc.,” Gardner said. “City employees will be cleaning sidewalks and performing heavy weed eating in ditches and bridges.  This will be an abbreviated campaign which will only focus on picking up litter on the main thorough fares leading into the city.”

Committed roads and sponsors are as follows:

Country Club Circle from Homer Road to hairpin curve and Highway 531 to Highway 80 – Calvary Baptist Church & Living Word

Country Club Circle from hairpin curve to Lewisville Road & Longleaf Drive – Dawson Samuel 

Country Club Circle from hairpin curve to Homer Road and north on Homer Road to city limits – Citizens Bank

Country Club Circle from Glenbrook School to Lewisville Road and Lewisville Road from Country Club Circle to Tanglewood – Michael Roy

I-20 exit ramp and Industrial Drive (service road) – Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office

Highway 80 from Highway 531 to downtown – Mayor Gardner & First Pentecostal Church Youth

Elm Street from Richardson School to WP Library & Germantown Road from Richardson School to Fire Station – Donna Sutton and Spencer Creech

Shreveport Road from Smokin J’s to City Limits – Michael Walker

Sheppard St. from Fincher Road to MLK Drive – Wayne Edwards

Lee Street from I-20 to Broadway St. – First Baptist Church

Sibley Road from I-20 to Broadway St. – Evening Lions Club

Pine Street from Main Street to Methodist Camp Road and Methodist Camp Road to Airport – Noon Lions

Lewisville Road heading north to Chateau Normandy Apartments – Episcopal Church (Richard Campbell)

Germantown Road from Country Club Circle to city limits – Andy Pendergrass & Minden Foundation

Tractor Supply Shopping Center, Family Dollar on Homer Road, Dollar Tree Shopping Center – b1 Bank