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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

For the second consecutive year, the City of Lake Charles has been awarded first place in Category I of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) State Cleanest City Contest.  

City officials, in a Friday news release, said the city was informed by Kathy Tell, Cleanest City Contest Chairman and member of the Diggers and Weeders Garden Club of Lake Charles.

Mayor Randy Roach said the city is "thrilled" about the honor.

"Particularly since this is the second such award two years in a row. The Cleanest City designation is a very prestigious award that makes a significant statement about a city and its commitment to being a clean and inviting place to visit and call home," Roach said.

"We sincerely thank, with deepest gratitude, the many organizations, government entities, schools, property owners and businesses that worked so hard to help us achieve this honor. Without your support, today's announcement would not have been possible," he continued.

Tell said the award is something to take pride in.

"This award represents a community who cares and takes pride in our city, their neighborhoods and where they live and work. It brings with it a community spirit that tells everyone that our citizens are invested in their home town," she said.

Camille Stakes, co-chair of the Cleanest City Contest and member of Lake Charles Garden Club, said everyone worked together in the cause.

"The Lake Charles Garden Club extends our thanks to everyone who daily does not litter. As a team working together, we have shown our city at its best. Please keep up this endeavor all year. A special thanks goes to our Public Works Department employees who not only prepared the city for this contest but daily work to keep our city clean and beautiful," she said.

Category I represents cities with a population of 45,000 to 99,999.

The Cleanest City Contest is a litter prevention program sponsored by the Louisiana Garden Federation Inc.

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