What is the Southside Rise & Shine?
This award-winning initiative was held during the summer of 2021.
Since beautification emerged as one of the themes from the March 2021 neighborhood meetings, the City team has established the Southside Rise & Shine Neighborhood Spruce Up events. Each of the eight Southside neighborhoods will be the center of attention for one week starting in June 2021.
City resources from the Public Works Department will be available throughout a neighborhood’s week providing additional garbage rollouts and dumpster locations for large items. Each neighborhood is encouraged to collect litter and work to beautify homes and yards.
Sunday Celebration: Each week-long cleaning event for a neighborhood will end on Sunday, 1-4 p.m., with volunteering and a neighborhood ice cream social.
Which Neighborhood is Mine?
The Southside Rise & Shine events will focus on eight neighborhoods. During your week look for the This is Your Week signs posted around your neighborhood.
If you don't know the name of your neighborhood, click the button to search by address.
What should I do during my Neighborhood's Week?
- Pick up litter.
- Put litter and household garbage in yellow rollouts and dumpsters scattered around the neighborhood.
- Put bulky items, tires, appliances, and brush/leaves/limbs in front of home next to the street for FREE collection by Public Works. Note: We cannot pick up household hazardous waste. Call Public Works at 270-444-8511 to let us know you have items for collection. Guidelines for Garbage and Brush Collection
- Volunteer to help neighbors with yardwork and moving garbage curbside or to dumpsters.
- Volunteer and celebrate with us on Sunday, 1-4 p.m., at the end of your week. Help pick up litter, meet your neighbors, enjoy an ice cream social, and more!
- Thank the community partners who made Rise & Shine possible.
We cannot say thank you enough to all of the community partners who jumped in to make Southside a priority.
Sunday Celebration Partner - COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES BANK (CFSB) - CFSB is helping to organize the Sunday celebration events and providing the wonderful refreshments for the ice cream social.
Volunteers and Recycling of Appliances - LOWE'S and HOUSING AUTHORITY OF PADUCAH - Lowe's (most are our local store employees) and Housing Authority of Paducah are providing volunteers who are eager to help pick up litter and beautify the neighborhoods. Plus, all of the appliances that get picked up will be recycled by Lowe's.
Residents, Agencies, and Businesses - Thank you to every resident and business owner working to help fellow neighbors and shine a beautiful light on the Southside. Thank you to all of the agencies who have reached out to provide information and resources for the Sunday Celebrations and the Rise & Shine initiative.
Resources and Handouts
Abandoned Vehicles - Read a list of frequently asked questions if you need to get rid of an abandoned or inoperable vehicle.
Garbage, Tires, Bulky Items, and Appliances - Find out what the City Public Works Department will do during your Rise & Shine week and how you can properly dispose of garbage, appliances, tires, and brush.
Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement - Learn why it is important and valuable to maintain your property. Find out what the City's Code of Ordinances requires for property owners regarding garbage, weeds and grass, trees and shrubbery, appliances, and vehicles.
Southside Rise & Shine Flyer - Please print and post this flyer to help us spread the word about the Rise & Shine events.
Volunteer Guidelines - If you plan to volunteer during a Rise & Shine week, please read the Guidelines. They are in place to keep you safe.
Dates and Neighborhoods
June 1-6 - LITTLEVILLE
Littleville Sunday Celebration - June 6, 1-4 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church (1625 Bloom Avenue)
June 8-13 - WALTER JETTON
Walter Jetton Sunday Celebration - June 13, 1-4 p.m. at Church of the Living God (1221 Oscar Cross Avenue)
June 15-20 - KOLB PARK
Kolb Park Sunday Celebration - June 20, 1-4 p.m. at Kolb Park (1650 South 6th Street)
June 22-27 - UPPERTOWN
Uppertown Sunday Celebration - June 27, 1-4 p.m. at 9th Street Church of Christ (715 South 9th Street)
June 29 - July 4 - RIVER PARK
No ice cream social due to July 4th holiday. Since this is a commercial neighborhood and not a residential neighborhood, the City will not be providing additional dumpsters or rollouts. The City thanks the Lowe's volunteers for collecting litter and debris in the neighborhood.
July 6-11 - DOLLY MCNUTT
Dolly McNutt Sunday Celebration - July 11, 1-4 p.m. at Bob's Drive-In Restaurant (2429 Bridge Street)
July 13-18 - ELLA MUNAL
THANK YOU FOR BEAUTIFYING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
July 20-25 - FARLEY PLACE
Farley Place Sunday Celebration - July 25, 1-4 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church (270 Clements Street)