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Beautification Day Saturday wraps up week of picking up
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    As the closing event of the Great American Cleanup, Keep Bulloch Beautiful volunteers will spread out around the community Saturday morning to conduct several community improvement projects.
    About 250 volunteers are expected for Saturday’s event, and projects include yard work for Habitat for Humanity and Joseph’s Home for Boys, landscaping at the Statesboro Food Bank and Register Recycling Center, litter cleanups in Market District, Brannen Street and other areas, and more. Volunteers also will plant trees in Stilson and improve the landscapes of several other community centers.
    “KBB’s mission is to enhance the beauty of Bulloch County through education, public action and example," said KBB Director Brooke Carney. "This Saturday’s event directly addresses each part of our mission. Through a partnership with Hands on Ogeechee, we are able to provide tools and other supplies for volunteers to complete these projects. KBB also provides the plants used in landscaping projects.”
    The Great American Cleanup is KBB’s annual community improvement event. This year’s event was expanded to a full week of activities and has included a litter cleanup day last Saturday, the Clean Challenge program at Bulloch County Schools, Graffiti Hurts! Cleanup on today at 2 p.m., the “What Waste?” educational art exhibit, and a scrap tire collection event.
    “We want to encourage people to get involved and providing more events makes it easier for people to do that," said Jimmy High, president of the KBB Commission. "We also want to remind everyone that KBB hosts events and programs throughout the year focusing on litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification.”
    Volunteers interested in participating in Saturday’s beautification event should meet at the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn at 9 a.m. For more information, call 764-6147.

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