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Volunteers sought to spruce up Nevada City Saturday

Submitted to The Union

A one-day fall cleaning effort has been scheduled for Nevada City from

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. At the same time, RAKE (http://therakeevent.com) will be having its community-wide cleaning and both groups will be coordinating their efforts throughout Nevada City.

The City of Nevada City, the Nevada City Police, Public Works, and organizations such as Hour Nevada County, Sierra Roots, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, and neighbors and downtown businesses are coordinating their efforts.

Pioneer Park is on the list for cleaning and volunteers will be led by Richard Thomas and Sierra Roots President Janice O’Brien. They will be spearheading a team to clean and prune throughout the park. Jim Morris who will be overseeing weed-eating and clearing hedges along sidewalks throughout the downtown will lead an additional team.

This round, focus will be less on painting storefronts and more on washing sidewalks, parking meters, painting curbs, pruning and weeding, and graffiti and sticker removal throughout downtown Nevada City and the Seven Hills District.

Though tools and equipment will be provided it is first come first serve and event organizers highly recommended that volunteers bring what they can: rubber or garden gloves, brushes (to scrub sidewalk and meters), and pruning and weeding tool. Paint clothes and proper shoes are encouraged for those who want to paint curbs. Bring rollers and brushes if you have them.

“It’s awesome that our community wanted to have another cleaning before winter,” stated Reinette Senum, a lead organizer of the event. “Though this is a scaled down version from last spring, it will help continue to make us shine throughout the winter until our next big spring cleaning.”

The check-in and staging area for volunteers will be located in the Chinese Parking Lot next to HAALo, 412 Commercial St., beginning at 7:30 a.m. All volunteers are asked to check in at this location to sign release forms and to receive directions. The Food Bank of Nevada County is providing snacks as well as coffee and tea.

All ages welcome! For more information or questions, contact Senum at reinettesenum@gmail.com.

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