LIBERTY - Murrell and LaVerne Davenport are the PRIDE Volunteers of the Month for October 2006, it was announced today by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE.
They were recognized for leading the volunteer cleanup effort along their road, Ky. 501 in the Gilpin community.
During the annual spring and fall PRIDE cleanups, the Davenports organize volunteers to clean Ky. 501. They advertise the cleanups by calling their neighbors and make flyers to display in the two country stores on the road. The Davenports arrange for volunteers to leave their filled trash bags at the country stores until the county solid waste department can pick them up. If needed, they help hand out the cleanup supplies provided to the county by PRIDE.
"I want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Davenport for their leadership and commitment to community service," said Richard Thomas, PRIDE executive director. "By volunteering, they are making a difference in the appearance of their neighborhood. By encouraging others to volunteer, they are multiplying their own community spirit. If everyone followed their example, we would be much closer to our goal of restoring the natural beauty of southern and eastern Kentucky."