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Volunteers needed for annual trash off

March 24, 2011

Crossroads area volunteers — led by Keep Big Spring Beautiful — will kick off the season with some spring cleaning Saturday, April 2, as the local organization teams up with the state of Texas for the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-off.

“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each State scheduled for a clean up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.

“Keep Big Spring Beautiful strives each year to make a difference in the appearance of our community. With our recent fires I would hope that every resident and business would survey their property to make sure it is free of tall, dry grass,weeds and trash. This is a perfect target for your property with the very dry and hot days.”

The event, held in conjunction with Keep Texas Beautiful's annual state-wide trash-off, has attracted more than 300 volunteers each year, a number Simmons hopes to equal or exceed this year.

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