It’s that time of the year once again! Spring has sprung and Keep McAllen Beautiful is spring cleaning the city of McAllen. Keep McAllen Beautiful (KMB) is organizing its annual Great American Clean-Up and Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off to take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at McAllen Municipal Park, located at 1921 N. Bicentennial Boulevard.
“Put on your cleaning shoes on and join us as we traverse our city’s major streets, hike and bike trails, city parks and schools to help keep our city looking clean and beautiful,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.
Normalynda Zepeda, KMB board member will again serve as chairperson of the annual event and is hoping to recruit hundreds of volunteers this year. “I love this awesome event because I get to invite everyone to come join our KMB board members and hundreds of volunteers for four short hours of cleaning.”
Everyone is encouraged to participate. Volunteers come from all walks of life such as students, business leaders, civic and non-profit organizations, individuals, families, community and religious groups, sororities, fraternities, sports teams, and the military. In 2018, over 1,400 volunteers collected 7,580 pounds of litter from schools, parks, and major streets throughout the city.
Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer should visit www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org or call 681-4562 for more information