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Uplift Project meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dunbar gym
Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
LIVINGSTON – Community leaders will gather at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Dunbar Gym for the next meeting of the Community Uplift Project. This month’s meeting will include Livingston Mayor Clarke Evans and members of the city council and the focus will be on street repairs and substance abuse. Drug abuse counselors will be on hand to provide information to those seeking help for themselves or a friend or loved one. Community Uplift Neigh– borhood Crime Watch Coordinator Sylvia Lyons said this is just one step in the process of making a positive change in the black community. “You’ve heard the phrase ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’ well, this community is our child and with the cooperation of city leaders, community leaders and individual residents we will come together and raise this community up in the way that it should go,” said Lyons. Lyons said that the leaders of Community Uplift are called upon to provide the resources and information to people in the community to help them get the assistance they need to get off drugs, get their yards cleaned up, get their finances straightened out and deal with any problems they are having. The project is headed by Kenneth Darden and Kathy Anderson, serving as president and vicepresident, respectively. Terry Clark is secretary and Rev. Eldridge Nickson, E.R. Youngblood, Elgin Davis and Joe Jackson serve as advisors to the board. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in working together to clean up the streets and neighborhoods of Livingston should attend. For more information about the project, volunteering or the meeting, call Sylvia Lyons at 936- 327-4685.