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Westminster citizens clean up on Community Pride Day

(May 16, 2017)

Throughout the city this past Saturday, May 13, you probably saw Westminster residents out with orange trash bags and safety vests on the side of the road and in parks.  They were doing their part on Community Pride Day by picking up trash in the city’s parks, open spaces, trails and streets.

Community organizations, families and individuals all banded together to make the city they live in a more beautiful place and clean up outdoor spaces in advance of summer activities.

“This was the 31st year we’ve hosted a Community Pride Day,” said Open Space Specialist Kristen May. “I’m so appreciative to our volunteers and all the hard work they put in that day.”

Volunteers were invited to a cookout lunch at City Park after they cleaned up their chosen area. Rotary members grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and the Youth Advisory Panel members served food and ran the prize raffle booth. During the lunch a DJ played music and led dance and hula hoop contests.

Westminster Fire parked their fire engines in the City Park plaza for adults and kids to check out and provided fire truck rides. Community supporter Chick-Fil-A was also in attendance with a prize wheel and a cow mascot to join in the fun.

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