About 150 volunteers worked in the bright sunshine this morning to help rid London of trash during Community Cleanup Day. Several truckloads of unsightly garbage were removed from city streets and parks.
Cleanup crews assembled downtown at the Tourism & Parks office at 9:00 a.m. They picked up safety vests, gloves, tongs and garbage bags and set out to clean assigned areas.
For their efforts, volunteers received a free climbing pass to Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park when they reconvened at noon.
Sgt. Mike Holliday and Ofc. Elbert Riley received the Meritorious Service Award for their exemplary professional service and outstanding performance.
Capt. Darrel Kilburn, Lt. Doug Thomas, Sgt. Randy Medlock, Sgt. Travis Dotson, Det. Jessie Williams, Det. Daniel Robinson, Ofc. Travis Couch, Ofc. Ashley Wampler, and Ofc. Cody Faulconer were awarded the Professional Esteem Award in recognition of their exemplary performance of duties.
In the spirit of The World Chicken Festival, London Downtown, Inc. is now accepting entries for the “Chicken Invasion”. The invasion is organized by London Downtown, Inc. to benefit local schools. This year’s theme will be “Welcome To The Barnyard”.
To sponsor a chicken for the “Chicken Invasion”, send the entry form along with your $100 check (payable to London Downtown) to London Downtown, Inc. 501 South Main Street London, KY 40741 or can be dropped off at the London Community Center.
As a sponsor, you will be provided a 36” chicken that is two dimensional. The chickens will be available for pick up at the London Community Center on September 7th. Chickens can be painted and embellished on either side (both sides preferred). As participants, you are encouraged to be creative. Here are some ideas to get you started: Banks – could incorporate play money or maybe a visor like in the past, Flower Shops – could use a glue gun and silk flowers, Beauty Shops – could use a smock with scissors, Schools – use school supplies along with books, Restaurants – could use cooking utensils, chef hat, and apron.
Chickens will need to be turned in on September 19th at the London Community Center.