Advanced Air Conditioning Tom Lawson Operation Clean SweepThis past weekend was so much fun and incredibly inspiring to see our Bossier Community come together like they did.

If you don’t know by now, our Advanced AC leaders and fabulous technicians are a HUGE part of the organization, Keep Bossier Beautiful. Our owner, Tom Lawson, was past president for many, many years and has been active since it’s inception over 30 years ago. Now, not only is Tom still giving back to the community, his son Scott is Vice President.

One of the projects they participate in every year is Operation Clean Sweep, organized by The Bossier Sheriff’s Office. This annual event calls members of organizations and businesses to team up and pick up litter in Bossier Parish. This year, they teamed up with members of Keep Bossier Beautiful as they always do, but they put out a call for volunteers parish wide. And whew, did they come out!

660 volunteers registered to participate, picking up 6,118 bags of trash and 41 tires.

Residents from Plain Dealing, South Bossier, Benton, Haughton and North Bossier took to the streets and picked up litter.

Our Bossier Sheriff, mayor-elect, city council members, school board members, judges, teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, military members, veterans, business owners, pastors, and so many dedicated residents of the community pitched in to make this a huge success.

After everyone was finished, Advanced AC’s Tom fired up the company grill and with The Rotary Club of Bossier City’s help, provided delicious burgers and hotdogs for all volunteers.

Big thank you to sponsors: Sysco, Citi Tele Coin, Sierra Frac Sand, Inc., Lamar Billboards, and Friends of Bossier Parish Law Enforcement, Inc.

If this is any indication of the future of our city, it look pretty darn positive.

If you would like to join in the conservation fun, contact Lynn Bryan, Director of Keep Bossier Beautiful at 318-525-2249.