Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and community leaders gathered together on West
Viking Drive underneath the I-220 overpass for the annual Operation Clean Sweep kickoff
press conference and public safety announcement video shoot.
“Public safety is my biggest concern and it is a proven fact that in dirty, trashy parishes
and cities, there’s more crime,” said Sheriff Whittington. This is the tenth year of the clean-up
campaign to clean up the Bossier Parish.
Bossier City Mayor Tommy Chandler and the Bossier Parish Police Jury will provide
a way for Bossier parish citizens to dispose of large items free of cost from 8:00 a.m.-to 12 p.m.
at the Airline High School parking lot. No hazardous waste, such as paints, oils, and other
hazardous liquids will be accepted.
Keep Bossier Beautiful Director Lynn Bryan says this is a great opportunity for everyone
in the parish to roll up their sleeves and help clean up our parish. “This year Operation Clean
Sweep parish-wide clean-up will be in conjunction with a state-wide campaign, Love the Boot,
and that makes me proud,” said Bryan.
Organizers say Operation Clean Sweep will begin in the neighborhoods where residents
live and work. Afterward, they can come to the Viking Drive Substation, 2510 Viking Drive, at
11:30 a.m. to celebrate with a crawfish boil and burgers for lunch. Shane’s Seafood and BBQ
will prepare and serve 700 pounds of crawfish that are provided by Louisiana Seafood. The
Rotary Club of Bossier City will be on the grill cooking up burgers and hotdogs.
If you would like to help clean up the parish, then go to keepbossierbeautiful.com/ to