Crossett Community-wide Cleanup set for Saturday

The spring Crossett Community-wide Cleanup event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers will meet up at the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce and will be provided with trash bags, gloves, grabbers and a route to clean. After meeting up again at the Chamber at noon, volunteers will be given hot dogs and a chance to win door prizes

Tired of trash? Just want to spruce things up around town? Saturday’s your day.

The Crossett Community-wide Cleanup Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 8. The event, which is hosted by the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce and the Keep America Beautiful Campaign, aims to beautify the city by picking up litter.

Meet up will be at the Chamber office, and once the volunteers have finished their efforts they’ll meet back there for hot dogs and door prizes.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mandy White said the Chamber will assign volunteers with routes to pick up as well as provide them trash bags, gloves, grabbers and T-shirts.

Keep America Beautiful’s annual Great American Cleanup Campaign is ongoing through June 20, and is dedicated to the idea that everyone has a, “shared responsibility to build and maintain clean, great and beautiful spaces.” It’s the nation’s largest community improvement program with an estimated 15,000 community events scheduled across the nation each year, and in 2019 — the last reported year — volunteers around the U.S. picked up more than 40 million pounds of litter and recyclables.

 

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