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Emergency Financial Manager Joyce Parker was joined at the news conference by State Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, Ecorse Mayor Pro-Tem Darcel Brown, U.S. Steel Coordinator Carol Demeter and more than two dozen residents. (Photo by Bill Sanders)

 


ECORSE KICKS OFF CITYWIDE CLEAN-UP

Residents, business owners asked to take part in May 21 “Project Sparkle and Shine”

ECORSE – Workers from U.S. Steel - Great Lake Works joined residents, elected officials and other business owners Monday, May 2, 2011 in cleaning up 15th Street Park, as part of the kick-off for what is expected to be the City of Ecorse’s most ambitious clean-up effort to date.

Emergency Financial Manager Joyce Parker called on residents and business owners to volunteer for the May 21, 2011 “Project Sparkle and Shine” effort, which will assign volunteers to pick up debris at targeted sites across the city. Parker said that she hopes to get at lest 200 volunteers for the clean-up, which will take place from 9:30-2 p.m.

“We know that there’s too much trash and too much junk in our neighborhoods, around our businesses and in our parks,” said Parker. “We also know from asking our residents about their concerns that a cleaner city is one of the most pressing issues. That’s why this clean-up effort is so important.”

Parker was joined at the news conference by State Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, Ecorse Mayor Pro-Tem Darcel Brown, U.S. Steel Coordinator Carol Demeter and more than two dozen residents.

“U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works is proud to be a part of the Ecorse “Sparkle and Shine” initiative,” said Carol Demeter, coordinator for public affairs and community resources for U.S. Steel – Great Lakes Works. “We are excited about this year’s project, enhancing the “15th Street Park” for the children of Ecorse, and are committed to working with our surrounding communities as a good corporate citizen.”

After the news conference, workers from the company and residents fanned out to begin cleaning the park located at Outer Drive and 15th Street.

Other contributors to the clean-up are: Safeway Transport Inc, Ojibway Inc, Great Lakes W& S, SOF Southgate Crystal Gardens, Hennessey Engineers and Charles Lackey III.

City officials are asking businesses and residents to clean up their establishments on or before May 21. To volunteer to help or to contribute equipment of funds for “Project Sparkle and Shine”, contact Dorcas McCreary at 313.386.2410.


 

 

 
   

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