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Lancaster Community Center successful clean-up event


Part of ‘TIDE-Y Up A Mile’ program

The Lancaster Community Center (LCC) organized a community cleanup on June 24 as an active participant in Lancaster's TIDE-Y Up A Mile (TUAM) program. The event brought together a dedicated team of enthusiastic local volunteers and LCC staff who worked to collect litter and maintain the environment around the center.

The group of 41 volunteers included representatives from IMPACT, Grace Resources, and Project Joy, along with Miss Lancaster, Young Miss Lancaster, and Little Miss Lancaster. Armed with gloves, trash bags, and trash pickers, the dedicated volunteers scoured the LCC’s adopted mile to rid it of unsightly litter. In just two hours, the group successfully filled two 6-yard dumpsters with various forms of debris, leaving the area around the LCC looking revitalized and clean.

"The success of the Lancaster Community Center cleanup event is a testament to the inspiring community spirit that thrives in Lancaster," said Mayor R. Rex Parris. "Seeing community members unite to maintain our shared space speaks to our mutual dedication to strengthening our City."

The LCC formally adopted the local mile in January and has assumed the responsibility of continuously beautifying the area throughout the year. Lancaster's TUAM program serves as a platform to foster environmental stewardship and cultivate a sense of shared pride in our City by encouraging individuals, businesses, and other groups to adopt and maintain a local mile of roadway for a year.

Not only did the LCC cleanup event result in a visible difference in Lancaster’s beautification, but it also reinforced the notion that community involvement and connection can truly transform a place into a better home for all.

The next clean-up event hosted by the LCC will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26. Learn more about the LCC on the Lancaster Community Center webpage:

The City of Lancaster TIDE-Y Up A Mile Program provides individuals, businesses, organizations, and public agencies with a unique opportunity to gain prominent recognition while beautifying the environment within their own communities. Individuals over 11 years of age, businesses, public agencies, and organizations are welcome to adopt a section of roadway for a period of two years. Apply at