Taking pride in the appearance of our community is an initiative that many residents feel passionate about.
On Friday, April 6, 2018, Mayor Ken Ritter announced the city of Youngsville has won the Cleanest City Contest in our district, which sponsored by the Lafayette Garden Club.
The City of Youngsville competed in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. State Cleanest City Contest.
District III Cleanest City Contest Chairmen Gwen Lanoux and Patsy Hebert stated that, “Youngsville excelled in the District III Contest. The judges were impressed with the overall cleanliness of the city and the extent of civic pride and community involvement.” Judges for the District III CCC were LGCF members Pam Langley. Ann Corbello, and Roxanna Champagne.
The city of Youngsville was sponsored by the Lafayette Garden Club which is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc., District III.
Volunteers also recently participated in the Planting A Tree initiative which was held Saturday, May 5, 2018. Many volunteers came to assist with the planting of the trees, including our youth!
On Saturday, April 25, 2015 and Saturday, April 16, 2016, the City of Youngsville partnered with Youngsville Community Church to hold its first event to bring the community together and Keep Youngsville Beautiful!
Many students from three local churches and many volunteers in the community came together to pull weeds, mow yards, wash fences, trim bushes and plant flowers in an effort to keep the community clean and beautiful. The positive impact on the community and tremendous effort by everyone involved was incredible.
The city was grateful to be a part of this event. Our own Mayor Ken Ritter, the City Council and Youngsville administration were all very involved in this effort.
Because this first event had such a great response from the citizens, city officials decided to continue to hold Beautification Committee meetings to continue Keeping Youngsville Beautiful. A beautification committee meeting was held Wednesday, January 17, 2018 and Litter Pick Up Day was held Saturday, February 17, 2018.