Two Events Celebrate One Street-Two Cities-One Goal Collaboration
The Fifth Annual Mayors’ 49th Street Cleanup is a collaboration of the neighborhoods along 49th Street S, which divides St. Petersburg and Gulfport.
ST. PETERSBURG/GULFPORT – Join Mayor Sam Henderson of Gulfport and Mayor Rick Kriseman of St.Petersburg this Saturday (Oct. 13) as they co-host the Fifth Annual Mayors’ 49th Street Cleanup.
After the cleanup, join police Chiefs Rob Vincent of Gulfport and Tony Holloway of St.Petersburg as they host the Fourth Annual Chiefs’ Chat Community Forum.
The two community events celebrate the “one street, two cities, one goal – collaboration” between the cities.
The cleanup is about more than picking up litter. It is a celebration of community and it is about collaboration of the neighborhoods along 49th Street. Residents from all areas of both cities are encouraged to participate. This event affords all the opportunity to come out and meet neighbors, from both communities and while also making a difference! The communities of Gulfport and St.Petersburg should not be divided by anything more than four lanes of asphalt.
Immediately after the clean up, Vincent and Holloway will host the 4th Annual Chiefs’ Chat Community Forum. They will be joined by Pinellas County Schools Chief of Police Luke Williams. This event is an informal and relaxed way to learn more about how all the departments work together and it also provides an opportunity for residents to ask questions of the chiefs and gather information.
The event will feature community groups such as Chart 411, Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Tampa Bay Watch, LOCAL Shops1, So49, the Gulfport Merchant’s Chamber, Plastic-Free Gulfport, Child’s Park Neighborhood Association, the Gulfport Public Library and others.
Last but not least, the Urban Gypsies of Florida will kick off the event and energize the volunteers with their innovative combination of tribal, gypsy, disco, bluegrass, 70’s Rock, Folk and Funk.
The event takes place on the Tangerine Greenway on 49th Street S at Tangerine Avenue. Cleanup participants will be divided into four teams and will clean 49th Street and its adjacent alleys from the Pinellas Trail to Gulfport Blvd./22nd Avenue. The most unusual item collected, will garner the “Golden Picker” award. The individual and team collecting the most trash will also receive the “Golden Picker” award.
There will be activities for the children. A light breakfast will be served and after the clean up there will be a fifth anniversary cake, popcorn and ice cream.
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with a light breakfast. Cleanup begins at 9:15 a.m. and the chiefs’ chat begins at 10:30 a.m. Groups of five or more are encouraged to register at: mygulfport.us/mayors-49th.
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