Youngsville has the district title for the Cleanest City Contest and now moves to compete in the state Cleanest City Competition.

The city of Youngsville will be competing in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. State Cleanest City Contest, Mayor Ken Ritter announced today.

Youngsville competed in the LGCF District III Cleanest City Contest on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

“Youngsville excelled in the District III Contest,” District III Cleanest City Contest Chairmen Gwen Lanoux and Patsy Hebert stated that. “The judges were impressed with the overall cleanliness of the city and the extent of civic pride and community involvement.” 

Judges for the District III CCC were LGCF members Pam Langley. Ann Corbello, and Roxanna Champagne.

The State Cleanest City contest will be held during the last week of April, 2018 and first week of May, 2018.  The exact date for judging in Youngsville will be announced by State Cleanest City Contest Chairperson, Jean Gilstrap.

In 1958, the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. began sponsoring a state-wide “Cleanest City Contest.” To date, Louisiana is the only member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. to sponsor such a contest.  The aim of the contest is to instill civic pride in the individual citizens and thus, improve the appearance of villages, towns and cities.

The city of Youngsville is sponsored by the Lafayette Garden Club which is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc., District III.