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Pelham Pride Day
3/10/2005  Saturday, April 23, 2005


PELHAM - Keeping Pelham clean and beautiful is a task made easy when volunteers from all across the city turn out for a general spring-cleaning effort.  Pelham Pride Day 2005 is set for Saturday, April 23 this year as volunteers gear up for another morning of bagging litter.  The event starts at 9am and concludes at 12 Noon. 

Pelham Pride Day is a project undertaken by the Pelham Beautification Board in conjunction with Earth Day.  The Real Yellow Pages, Alabama Telco Credit Union, Home Depot, Alabama PALS and the City of Pelham sponsor the event.  Volunteer teams walk approximately 12 miles of Pelham main thoroughfares picking up roadside litter.  Children 10 years of age or younger, with accompanying parent, will be assigned to pick up litter within Pelham City Park. Following the cleanup, the participants enjoy an appreciation celebration at City Park Pavilion complete with free food, live entertainment and great prizes.   Prize sponsors include Chick-Fil-A, AmSouth Bank, Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham Civic Complex and Strike Fore.

The Real Yellow Pages is sponsoring a recycling event in conjunction with Pelham Pride Day.  Residents may bring their old telephone directories to the park on Pride Day from 9-11 a.m. The first 250 participants will receive a free backpack from The Real Yellow Pages.

“This event affords citizens of Pelham an opportunity to give something back to their community”, says project co-chair Linda Bolt.  Co-chair Faye Tolbert encourages everyone to “show civic pride by participating in this worthwhile event.”

All ages are invited to participate and will be divided into teams.  Special awards will be given to the team collecting the most litter and to the individual collecting the most unusual item.   “We invite everyone to show their pride in our great city and participate this year,” says Mayor Bobby Hayes   “We are certainly proud of our community and greatly appreciate all the volunteers who express interest in keeping Pelham clean and beautiful.”

The event continues to grow in scope each year and has gained statewide recognition.  If you would like to participate this year, call Linda Bolt at 620-2958 or Faye Tolbert at 621-5398.