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Volunteers clean up trash to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a Day of Service in 2018. This year, the plan is for the two groups to clean trash from city streets, neighborhoods, the Tar River, and greenways.

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The Daily Reflector

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Jan. 21 is a federal holiday, but some Greenville city employees still will be working.

City of Greenville staff is joining with community volunteers to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a Day of Service.

Hosted on the third Monday of January, the King Holiday and Service Act was passed in 1994 and has been a federal holiday since.

This year’s plan is for the two groups to clean trash from city streets, neighborhoods, the Tar River, and greenways, according to a news release.

The Day of Service event started in 2018 last year with 28 volunteers who picked up trash along sections of two key corridors, Stantonsburg Road entering the city and on Greenville Boulevard.

In addition, five Greenville Police Department employees worked on the yard and house of an elderly citizen in west Greenville.

Organizers still are seeking volunteers for this year's event, which will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 21.

Organizers are hoping for a much larger turnout this year and and have identified a number of areas needing some attention. Interested volunteers should contact Tawanda Cage at 329-4856.

Trash bags, gloves, and safety vests will be provided.

Groups already participating in the City's Adopt-a-Street program are encouraged to clean up their designated roadways on Jan. 21.

All of these efforts are related to one of the city's top priorities — cleanliness and beautification, according to the news release.

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