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CPC Stewards mixer will feature "Bob Awards" to Redd Up volunteers

Most of Pittsburgh's 90 neighborhoods participate in an active network called the Clean Pittsburgh Stewards. Stewards organize Redd Ups, recruit thousands of volunteers and maintain communications between neighborhoods, city departments and support groups.

The third annual Meet n' Greet Mixer, organized by the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, will be held Thursday, March 25, at the Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink Lodge from 6 to 8 p.m. Many City Council members and City department heads are expected to attend.

Clean Pittsburgh Commission will announce its "Bob Awards", a tribute to the late Mayor Bob O'Connor and his dedication to "Redding Up" the City through the combined efforts of volunteers and Public Works staff. Mayor O'Connor's widow, Judy, and son Corey, a member of the Commission, will present awards.

Awards and recognitions will go to neighborhoods, groups and individuals including the 2009Volunteer of the Year. Three neighborhood awards will recognize Most Connected, Most Improved and Best Newcomer neighborhoods.

"These deserving recognitions hardly scratch the surface of the thousands of Pittsburghers who buy into the concept that 'people who care must pick up litter for people who don't'", said Boris Weinstein, Commission chair.

The Clean Pittsburgh Commission will also issue its 2009 State of the City Report detailing activities involving litter prevention/cleanup, illegal dumping, vacant lots and buildings, abandoned cars, graffiti, recycling and greening.

Home Depot is the corporate sponsor of the Meet n' Greet Mixer.

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