City of Natchitoches Wins Cleanest City Contest District VIII Winner Title Places Third in State Competition


Cleanest City District Award 2016

Pictured (left to right): CCC Judge Carolyn Schwebel, CCC Judge Kathy Bedenbaugh, Mayor Lee Posey, LGCF State CCC Chairman Jean Gilstrap, and CCC Judge Donna Moran.

The City of Natchitoches was named the 2016 District VIII Category H Cleanest City Contest Winner. This marks the third year in a row that the City of Natchitoches has won the district title. The City placed third in the state competition competing against Gretna, Hammond, and Opelousas. Judges from the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) arrived on April 26, 2016 to present Mayor Posey with the District award.

The City was judged on the following criteria: approaches within city limits; public and/or municipal buildings such as schools, churches, hospitals, libraries, fire station, City Hall, etc.; parks and recreation areas; business establishments; residential areas; streets, sidewalks, posts and neutral grounds; vacant lots; and community involvement. The City asked residents, business owners, students, and employees to assist in making sure the city was litter-free.

The LGCF Cleanest City Contest was established in 1958 as a way to instill civic pride in individual citizens and improve the appearance of villages, towns and cities. The primary goal of the LGCF Cleanest City Contest is to become a litter free Louisiana by bringing cities together with a common objective, to clean their communities. Cities are divided into 10 population categories in 8 Districts.

For more information on the Cleanest City Contest, please contact Keep Natchitoches Beautiful at (318) 352-2746.