MYPN re-upping annual clean-up effort

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In its quest to remain a positive force in the community, the Maysville Young Professionals Network is once again organizing what has become an annual event.

The Maysville Young Professionals Network’s third annual Community Clean-Up is set for Saturday, Oct.20 from 9-11 a.m.

Anyone who is interested is invited to join the group on Saturday morning to pick up litter in the East End as part of the group’s StreetCred service program, a spokesperson for the group said. Additionally, city residents are encouraged to use the weekend for ‘fall cleaning,’ including trimming trees and hedges and taking advantage of city dumpsters placed around town.

Like last year, volunteers will meet at the IGA on Forest Avenue to receive gloves and trash bags donated by the city, and to receive instructions on where to begin picking up litter.

MYPN President Ellen Cartmell says the date was chosen because the group wants to ensure children in the residential neighborhood are able to trick-or-treat on clean, safe sidewalks.

“We want this to be a true community-wide effort and have been encouraging churches, businesses, and clubs to all come out and join us,” Cartmell said. Free event t-shirts will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As part of the city-wide clean-up day, the city will also be placing dumpsters in strategic locations around town for residents to dispose of non-hazardous waste. Dumpsters will be located at the corner of Pelham Street and East Sixth Street, in the IGA parking lot on Forest Avenue, at the corner of Central Avenue and East Sixth Street, on Old Main Street in Washington between North Court Street and South Court Street, under the Simon Kenton Bridget on East Second Street, and on the 400/500 block of West Second Street.

No tires or hazardous materials are permitted in the dumpsters,officials said.

The YP group has promoted the event on its Facebook page and created a Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/224482788229665/?ti=cl

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