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TOL PR 2016-04-07 KLB Challenge Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Town Council and Staff Gear Up For Annual Keep Leesburg Beautiful Litter Collection Challenge Leesburg, VA (April 7, 2016) – The Leesburg Town Council and staff members are gearing up for this year’s Keep Leesburg Beautiful litter collection challenge. The winners of the challenge will claim the “Golden Trash Can” award and bragging rights for the year. Last year, the two groups collected a combined total of 4,660 pounds of trash throughout the Town during the challenge. Residents, neighborhoods, community groups and businesses can participate in Keep Leesburg Beautiful by forming teams to collect litter along roadsides, stream beds and other public common areas. Visit the Town of Leesburg website at www.leesburgva.gov/KLB for details about how to participate and suggestions for litter collection locations. The Town of Leesburg will provide safety vests, gloves and trash bags and will collect the filled bags and larger items like tires and appliances. Keep Leesburg Beautiful runs through the month of April. All registered groups will be recognized at the May 10 Town Council meeting. For more information, visit the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/KLB or contact the Department of Public Works and Capital Projects at 703-771-2790 or publicworks@leesburgva.gov. # # # Town Manager Kaj Dentler and Vice Mayor Kelly Burk are ready for the Keep Leesburg Beautiful challenge.