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11/10/2017
PHILADELPHIA MORE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE (PMBC) ANNOUNCES
For Immediate Release:           November 10, 2017
 
PHILADELPHIA MORE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE (PMBC) ANNOUNCES
TOP CLEAN BLOCK CONTEST WINNERS
 
PHILADELPHIA - On Friday, November 10, Mayor James Kenney joined Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams and the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) in announcing the top four winners of the annual Clean Block Contest.  The announcement was made at the IATSE Ballroom located at 2401 Swanson Street.
 
The 25 blocks in the contest were judged for efforts of block residents, cleanliness, beautification efforts, and property improvements.
 
The four top winners selected from among the 25 blocks competing in this year’s contest are as follows:
 
1st PLACE - $1,000                  1700 block of North 19th Street 
           
2nd PLACE -  $ 700                  2100 block of North Hobart Street
                                               
3rd PLACE -  $ 500                  7000 block of Erdrick Street                                         
 
4TH PLACE -  $300                  3300 block of West Hagert Street                                             
 
The remaining blocks will each receive $150. The prize money is to be used for worthwhile clean block projects.
 
 
PHILADELPHIA MORE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE (PMBC) ANNOUNCES TOP CLEAN BLOCK CONTEST WINNERS AT ITS ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
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In addition to the Clean Block Awards, PMBC announced its Community Spirit Award winners. The Community Spirit Awards recognize special contributions PMBC blocks make in their communities. The three categories - Junior Block Captain of the Year Award, the Transformation Award for Beautification Projects, and the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award - truly represent organized blocks maintaining livability, recapturing their strength, and working to keep their block from declining.
 
Junior Block Captain Award
Miss Maxine Vanosten
Jeffrey Vanosten, Block Captain
 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award
Ms. Barbara Cobia
Ron Frierson, Block Captain
 
Neighborhood Transformation Award
2800 block of Amber Street
Ms. Elmira Smith, Block Captain
 
The PMBC Awards Banquet is the culmination of a busy season of block cleaning and beautification efforts. PMBC closed this year’s cleaning season with the following statistics:

4,607 blocks cleaned
23,563 PMBC volunteers 
32,342 bags
3.7 million pounds of debris

 
PMBC, a part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, is an urban environmental partnership. The program is in its 72nd year of promoting civic pride, public safety, and neighborhood empowerment among block captains, community group leaders and their units.