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09/13/2018
PHILADELPHIA MORE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE HOSTS 2018 CLEAN BLOCK CONTEST

PHILADELPHIA MORE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE HOSTS
2018 CLEAN BLOCK CONTEST
20 Blocks Participating Over Four Saturdays

PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, September 15th, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams and Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Administrator Dawn Woods will kick off the2018 Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee Annual Clean Block Contest at PMBC headquarters, 2601 West Glenwood Avenue.  The kick-off and orientation for contest judges begins at 8:00 AM.

Judges will inspect a total of 20 contest blocks over four Saturdays - September 15, 22, 29 and October 6.  The blocks were selected from approximately 6,600 organized blocks registered with PMBC’s block captain program.  Each year, judges from areas across the City visit each contest block and evaluate each based on organization, cleanliness, improvements and participation.

Judging on each Saturday begins in the first block at approximately 9:30 a.m. Below is a list of the 2018 contest blocks and judging time organized by date:

 

September 15th

9:30 a.m.  -   1800 W. Ashdale St.                      10:30 a.m.  – 3900 N. Reese St.

11:30 a.m. – 1900 E. Orleans St.                        12:45 p.m.  – 2500 N. 4th St.

 

September 22nd

9:30 a.m.   – 1700 Pierce St.                              10:30 a.m. – 2000 Ellsworth St.

11:30 a.m.  – 2000 Mercy St.                             12:45 p.m. – 5400 Euclid St.

1:45 p.m.  – 2300 W. Firth St.

 

September 29th

9:30 a.m.  – 800 Fernon St.                                10:30 a.m. – 1500 S. Taylor St.

11:30 a.m. – 6300 W. Columbia Ave.                 12:45 p.m. – 200 S. Frazier St.

1:45 p.m. – 2600 Hobson St.                              2:45 p.m.  – 5400 Morse St.

 

October 6th

9:30 a.m. – 1200 Unruh Ave.                             10:30 a.m. – 6600 N. 17th St.

11:30 a.m. – 600 Elkins Ave.                              12:45 p.m. – 400 Pleasant St.

1:45 p.m.  – 5000 Newhall St.   

The annual Clean Block contest is the culmination of the cleaning season that involves a lot of hard work and dedication on behalf of the volunteers who make up the PMBC network.  PMBC, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, is an urban environmental partnership. The program is in its 73rd year of promoting civic pride, public safety and neighborhood empowerment among Block Captains, community group leaders and their units.  Citizens who wish to become a part of this unique Philadelphia experience can contact PMBC at (215) 685-3981 or visit http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/pmbc .  


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