Glendale and Clean and Beautiful recently honored Steven Carris at Valley View Elementary School with a tree planting for his third place finish in the 2015 I Love My Neighborhood poster contest. “I Love Historical Glendale” was the theme of the contest. Valley View principal Dr. Reynolds congratulated Steven and spoke to his school on the importance of being environmental friendly.
This year was the 23rd year of the I Love My Neighborhood poster contest. The program was developed in 1993 by Glendale Clean & Beautiful, Inc. (GCB) and the City of Glendale to educate students and their families about civic responsibility and neighborhood pride. Over the years, the contest has addressed themes relating to graffiti and litter prevention, community recycling, the ecological impacts of behaviors and the historical value of our City. The upcoming 2016 contest theme is “Slam Dunk the Junk, Glendale!”
“Our goal is to get kids excited about not littering our city and to pick up trash when it is possible,” said Amy Taylor, program specialist of the GCB organization.
Since the inception of the program there have been over 200,000 entries submitted from students who live in or go to school in the Glendale, Montrose and La Crescenta areas. Last year’s contest received over 7,500 poster submissions and was run on a completely volunteer basis.
“It takes a lot of volunteers to run this program,” said Taylor. “We are always looking for interested volunteers to help with the contest.”
For more information regarding this year’s poster contest or any of other programs GCB runs, visit the website www.KeepGlendaleBeauitful.org.