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Subdivision holds a cleanup day, encourages parish to join

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

It  was spring cleaning for a local neighborhood Saturday. Residents in the Timberline subdivision had a chance to dump the junk built up around their homes. Resident Leonard Trotta is happy to participate in the cleanup. He agrees a clean environment is good for the community.

"Some places, you drive through town, it's really, really bad," Trotta said. "If they had something like this to put their trash in, they probably do a lot better."

Caddo Commissioner Ken Epperson is the Timberline Homeowner Association's president. He has made the spring cleanup a tradition by bringing in the dumpster and passing out flyers about property standards. Epperson hopes other community leaders follow his example, and believes a cleaner, more attractive Caddo Parish will be more economically sound.

"We want to make sure that businesses see Caddo Parish as a clean and viable place to build a company, as well as people that are retiring," Epperson said.

Epperson points out the parish has lost out already. A car company viewed the area and decided not to move forward with building a plant.

"Because they stated Caddo Parish and this area was just too trashy," Epperson said. "So, we're hoping we can change that mindset now."

Epperson encourages you to do your part to keep the parish clean by participating in any sort of cleanup efforts, like the Red River Cleanup.

"Just walk out within your own front door and pickup in front of your area, and that will instill that our area is clean and viable," Epperson said.

 

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