As a homeowner in Spanish Town and member of one of the crews responsible for the neighborhood cleanup after the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade, I wish to recognize and thank all those who took part in the cleanup:

The Society for the Preservation of Lagniappe in Louisiana, the association which owns and produces the parade, donated funding which allowed and enhanced such a large-scale effort to occur and be successful.

Workforce of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office supplied 10 individuals whose attitude and effort made them among the best group of men with whom I have ever worked.

East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Public Works supplied equipment and employees who worked and kept on working until there was no debris left to remove.

The Baton Rouge Police Department supplied units and officers who responded to each and every call and inquiry we made to them.

To say that the cleanup was a success is an understatement. To say that the yards and streets are clean is as well.

The result of this concerted effort is, in one word, stunning.

To wit, that day, Spanish Town experienced the most-organized and successful effort that I have ever witnessed here.

Residents were on the streets on the evening of Sunday’s cleanup musing at and absorbing the sight.

I hope the property owners of Spanish Town, both resident and absentee, maintain the cleanliness and order that a diverse group of our neighbors have provided for us.

Allan Williams

materials supplier

Baton Rouge