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Volunteers to clean streets in annual event

It’s time again for local residents to roll up their sleeves, head out the door and clean the streets of Truckee.

Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the event that aims to keep the streets shining brighter in Truckee. But it’s not all work – a block party barbecue, green living expo, and golden prizes are all in the works to entice would-be street cleaners.

“It’s looking really good, we are getting a lot of interest from the community,” said Beth Ingalls, Truckee Day coordinator.

In 2007, 800 volunteers collected six tons of trash, according to http://www.truckeeday.org, and then consumed 500 hamburgers at the barbecue, which follows at noon at the Truckee River Regional Park.

Along with the barbecue and live music, a new green living expo has been added, Ingalls said.

“There will be green businesses like Solar Wind Works, Truckee Biofuels, Fair and Green, and other businesses and environmental groups,” Ingalls said.

JD Hoss, owner of JD Hoss Hardwoods and Carpets, and KTKE 101.5 DJ, is also returning with golden prizes for participating cleaners.

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