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Good Neighbor Night Committee donates sanitizing equipment to local schools

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Good Neighbor Night donates sanitizing equipment to schools

Director of Operations at Estron Chemical and Calvert City Council member Gene Colburn (left), along with Jeremy Rowe (right), engineer for Arkema and Calvert City Council member, present Calvert City Elementary School Principal Kendra Hackney Glenn sanitizing equipment just in time for school to start.

The Calvert City Good Neighbor Night Committee met to discuss plans for the annual Good Neighbor Night event, which is typically held in October. Due to the recent pandemic, the committee decided to cancel the 33-year event but through discussion, knew they wanted to find a way to utilize the already designated funds for the community.

In 1987, four Calvert City industries started Good Neighbor Night to present their Title III Emission reports and provide additional information about emission reduction and plant operation. Over the past 33 years, Good Neighbor Night has become a staple event in Calvert City. Industries provide information about their facility and production line, and residents have the opportunity to address questions concerning plant operations and environmental and safety performance.

Because of COVID-19, drawing an annual crowd of 1,400 people is not safe. However, the committee purchased sanitizing equipment for all of Marshall County and Livingston County schools to help give back to the communities. This equipment can sanitize rooms quickly and easily by distributing a fog.