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Included among the volunteers were the St. John's Neighborhood Group, members of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Cathedral Area Preservation Association, JPD explorers, the Neighborhood Oriented Policing Team and members of the Cathedral of St. Raymond School for what organizers billed as the "ultimate neighborhood cleanup," according to organiziers Candace Johnson and Sara Stovall.
Johnson has lived in the St. John's neighborhood since 1997. Stovall moved there in 2010. Both women also manage apartments in the neighborhood. For the past six years, Johnson and Stovall have co-led the St. John's Neighborhood Organization, which meets monthly and has 50 members, Johnson said.
But the event is more than striving for physical beautification, Johnson said.