St. Charles seeks volunteers for annual “Trash Bash”

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 21, 2012

By robin shannon


HAHNVILLE – St. Charles Parish officials are continuing to seek volunteers for the fourth annual “Trash Bash” litter cleanup event Saturday in neighborhoods across the parish.

Residents are invited to pick up trash in their own communities starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. The celebration concludes with a party at the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan

“We really encourage anyone who can help out to do so,” Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. said. “We’ve seen the results, and it’s really amazing how neat the parish can look with only a few hours worth of work by dedicated people.”

To sign up for the litter cleanup in your community visit www. or call Chandra Sampey at 985-331-8604.

Parish spokesperson Renee Simpson said all work equipment will be provided, including pick-up sticks, trash bags and T-shirts.

Simpson said verification certificates are also available for young people needing service hours for school or church requirements. More information may be found on Facebook at

Simpson said the “after-party with a purpose” will feature various food and drinks. The Wetland Watchers of Destrehan’s Harry Hurst Middle School will again host their popular live animal and educational displays, as well as games and giveaways for the children. Oldies But Goodies of Norco will provide musical entertainment.

In addition, Simpson said groups contributing the most volunteers and picking up the largest amount of trash will receive awards. The Trash Bash committee will also present its third annual Trash Bash Citizenship  Award to an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the planning and development of the Trash Bash event.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Cleanup Crew will also participate. Event sponsors include ES&H, Progressive Waste Services, Johnny Pots, Valero, Oldies But Goodies and Wetland Watchers.