The City of Pineville, with the help of stakeholders and community members participated in the city’s inaugural Love The Boot cleanup on April 22 in conjunction with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser’s Keep Louisiana Beautiful initiative. Mayor Rich Dupree and the City Council have made it a priority from day one to keep Pineville beautiful and Saturday’s cleanup was just one of those efforts in action. There was close to 100 participants who collectively picked up 66 bags of garbage. The city looks forward to many more of these events.
Pineville City Marshal Murphy Rachal grilled some post cleanup burgers. Pineville Police Department Chief Darrell Basco, Rapides Parish Police Jury President Joe Bishop assisted with the event. Attendees included adults, children, businesses, residents, and two groups from Pineville High School. Absolutely none of this would have been possible without Mark Manuel and the Pineville Beautification Department. City Council members Tom Bouchie and Mary Galloway led by example and donned the gloves and grabbers to pitch in. It takes everyone doing their part to keep their neighborhoods and businesses cleaned up and everyone can help Keep Pineville Beautiful.