By Crystal Thompson
This spring's Havre Pride cleanup day is set to take place this Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, and will give local families, businesses and organizations a chance to do their part in keeping Havre clean.
This celebration falls just more than a week after the death of Havre Pride co-chair Jeff Leeds. Leeds helped lead the Havre Pride committee since its beginnings over eight years ago and was a strong supporter of the program.
Kim Cripps, Havre Pride chairperson, said that this weekend's cleanup will be dedicated to Leeds. Cripps strongly encourages the community to take this chance to get involved in the activities and show their support for the beautification of Havre.
To participate in the cleanup, pick up trash bags at one of the following dumpsites in town: North Havre Food Bank, Stromberg's Sinclair, Sixth Avenue Ball Park lot, Wells Fargo Bank and Highland Park Noon's. Once the bag has been filled, deposit the street trash at the dumpsite and receive a coupon for a local restaurant. Cleanup crews will be driving around town, as well, to pick up any larger trash items that may be lying around the house or in the alleys.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories including most trash collected, so get a group together and get ready to clean up Havre, Cripps said. The Havre Pride program depends on local support, and would appreciate any donations.
"We really need everyone to come out," Cripps said, adding that volunteers are needed to man the dumpsites and hand out trash bags.
For more information on how you can help with the Spring 2001 Havre Pride cleanup, or if you have an item that you would like the clean-up crew to pick up, contact Kim Cripps at 265-4353 or 265-0905.