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Kiwanis to organize ‘street clean-up’ efforts this year

Are you looking for a great way to get more “steps” in? If so, the Nevada Kiwanis Club has an idea for you.

On Saturday, May 6, the Kiwanis Club is looking for community members young and old to join them in a “street clean-up” project.

Kiwanian Jody Melcher ignited the effort by mentioning that when she walks along 19th Street, “I can’t carry a bag big enough to carry everything (litter and trash) I want to pick up.”

Her husband Joe, also a Kiwanian, mentioned this at a Kiwanis meeting, and the group deemed it a worthwhile project.

The Kiwanians plan to do organized clean-up along city streets – basically those that are main entry points to the community – a few times during the warmer months. Volunteers will not be picking up trash along Highway 30 in this effort due to safety concerns.

The first “Street clean-up” event will be Saturday, May 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Individuals and families willing to help in this effort are asked to meet at the SCORE park pavilion around 10:15 a.m. to get their assigned area of clean-up for the morning, along with trash bags, which will be provided by the City of Nevada.

The Melchers encourage helpers to wear safety vests or brightly colored clothing and bring along gloves to protect their hands.

Note about weather: This event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain, storms, or lightning. If those conditions exist, consider the event cancelled and watch Facebook for the next scheduled time.

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