The City of Natchitoches participated in the 2021 LGCF Cleanest City Contest on May 21. The Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. hosts the contest each year across the state. There are three volunteer judges that rate each city on cleanliness. Each city is judged in its population category.
Cities are judged on the following:
Public and/or municipal buildings
Parks, recreation areas, and cemeteries
Streets, sidewalks, posts, neutral grounds
Book of evidence showing cleanup efforts
Overall impression of cleanliness
The purpose of the contest is to clean and beautify the cities in Louisiana by raising awareness of the litter problem across the state. The LGCF feels this can be accomplished if we all work together by getting communities involved in the contest. Other ways are by cities holding clean up days along with education on litter abatement.
The LGCG State Chairman is Jean Gilstrap from Farmerville. The judges are: Roxanna Champagne, LGCF State President, from Lafayette, Margaret Jarreau, member of the Marksville Garden Club, from Hessmer, and Ann Smith, District V Director, from Marion.
For the 2021 LGCG Cleanest City Contest, the City of Natchitoches won second place. We are excited to have won this award considering the heavy and unexpected rains we have received over the last month. We thank the residents of our great city for their efforts in keeping their property’s clean throughout the year and encourage everyone to make a conscious effort to reduce litter in our community.