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Nolanville EDC to host first Texas Trash Off

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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 4:30 am

NOLANVILLE — The Nolanville Economic Development Board will host the first-ever Texas Trash-Off event as part of the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off.

Residents are invited to help pick up litter in designated spots along roadways and creeks within the city.

Civic groups, schools, businesses, homeowner associations, faith-based organizations and individuals are encouraged to take part in this community event.

“Not only is this a trash-off event, but also a meet and greet for the EDC members as well,” said Colleen Smith, EDC president and event organizer.

Water and hot dogs will be provided to all volunteers immediately following the cleanup.

Check-in is from 8 to 11: 30 a.m. Saturday at the DoGood Designs Parking Lot, 202 Main St.

Trash bags, gloves and a detailed map of specific areas to clean will be provided at check-in. Wearing long pants and boots is advised.

The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s litter prevention program, which includes Don’t Mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

“The smallest efforts really do make the biggest difference,” said a Texas Trash-Off spokesperson. “Take pride in the fact that you were part of making our great state beautiful.”

Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program, taking place annually from March 1 through May 31.

Community efforts can include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, removing graffiti, planting trees and conducting education programs and litter-free events — anything that keeps your community beautiful, Smith said.

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