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Keep Bristol Beautiful Announces Annual Great American Cleanup Day, April 30

March 15, 2011

Keep Bristol Beautiful invites volunteers to assist with the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Registration will be at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Bags, gloves and assistance will be provided. Prizes will be awarded based on number of bags of litter and pounds of clothing collected.

Civic groups, youth teams, churches, schools, clubs, and businesses are asked to show community pride and volunteer to help clean up the Bristol community. Volunteers are needed to step forward to improve the Bristol community as part of the Great American Cleanup, a grassroots beautification, litter prevention and community improvement program led nationwide by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Keep Bristol Beautiful volunteers will join millions of volunteers from coast to coast in this national call to action for public involvement and participation.

Free T-shirts, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Groups can participate any time at any location March through May, but are encouraged to participate on April 30. Groups or businesses that wish to volunteer on April 30 or want to organize a cleanup event on another day during the Great American Cleanup can call Keep Bristol Beautiful Coordinator Kathy Lowdermilk at 423.989.4850.

Also, as part of the Great American Cleanup, Keep Bristol Beautiful and the Salvation Army are conducting a clothing drive for the entire month of April. Clean out your closets and recycle your old clothes by bringing them to the Salvation Army Warehouse at 1224 West State Street. Money raised by the Salvation Army goes back into the local community. Participants are not only recycling old clothes, but helping those in the community who may need assistance. Clothing must be weighed to compete for prizes

.Local Sponsors: Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Tennessee Essential services, Bristol Virginia Utilities, Food City, Hill and Dale Garden Club, TVA, Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Waste Management of Tri-Cities.