By Admin. Updated 3:43 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The community of Paul’s Avenue was mobilized today (September 18) to clean up the popular Central Kingstown area.
Miss SVG contestant, Shanyah Peters, 22, sponsored by FLOW, led about 33 members of her community to conduct cleaning of her area.
The cleaning up exercise was part of her Healthy PEPS towards Healthy Steps project, which was undertaken as part of a requirement for contestants taking part in the Miss SVG pageant this year.
Ms. Peters told One News SVG: “The “E” is PEPS focus on the environmental aspect of health. I chose to do a community cleanup because of the fact that there are a lot of people traveling to and from town and a daily basis. They dump their unwanted garbage in gutters and drains causing blockage and resulting in land pollution.”
Ms. Peters told One News SVG that the cleanup included cleaning/ power washing of gutters and drains, trimming of grass and over hanging trees, and removing dumped garbage in gutters/ drains and along the roads.
She said the cleanup started at 7:00 a.m. and encompassed many areas.
“We started at the gas station, made our way up McIntosh back down to Vinlec around to Gaymes book store and straight back to Lotto. We also covered the middle road at Bishop gap,” she said.
The Miss Flow in the 2022 Miss SVG pageant thanked the members of her community for their involvement, as well as members of the Fire Department and sanitation workers from the Public Health Department.
The eight (8) contestants for the 2022 Miss SVG Pageant launched their community projects on August 22, 2022.
The contestants’ projects ranged from education, sports and health to entrepreneurship, disability and building community spirit. The contestants were given one week in September as well as one thousand ($1000) E.C dollars to carry out their projects.
This finals of the Miss SVG pageant is slated for October 29.