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DeKalb County Clean Up scheduled
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The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County Mayor's office would like to invite residents across the county to participate in the DeKalb County Clean Up campaign on Saturday, May 12.This event will be held in conjunction with the Keep America Beautiful initiative going on across the country.This organization’s mission revolves around a core belief that beauty is a silent but powerful force that makes communities safer, healthier and more livable.Suzanne Williams, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, would like to remind everyone that DeKalb County’s peak tourism season is about to begin, so now is a great time to start getting things spruced up for our coming visitors.“I think we are all aware of the value and importance of beautification in our communities to attract newcomers and tourists to our area and to maintain a stable and growing economy,” Williams said.To get a head start on clean up, dumpsters will be set up at highly visible and convenient locations a few days prior to the main event.Dumpster locations will be at the Dowelltown Community Center, Liberty Community Center, Alexandria City Parking Lot (behind square), and the Shopping Center parking lot (close to DeKalb Ace Hardware), 702 South Congress Blvd.County Mayor Mike Foster also encourages people to participate.“We would like for people to come out and help clean our communities and roadways. Folks are welcome to pick their own locations to clean, or we will be glad to assign a safe place for each person to participate,” said Foster.DeKalb Clean Up volunteers are asked to come to the new County Complex located at 732 So. Congress Blvd., Smithville on May 12 between 9-10 a.m. to sign in and pick up the provided trash bags and rubber gloves.For early sign-up, you can stop by the Chamber office located at the Courthouse Room 201 during regular office hours before May 12 to pick up supplies.If stopping by is not convenient, call the Chamber office at 597-4163 to be counted as a DeKalb Clean Up volunteer.Just give your name and the general area where you will be working.Whether you’re beautifying your street, a highway, a park, ball field, stream, or your own home, we can make a difference by working together.