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Applause: Victorville is 2.62 tons lighter and cleaner thanks to community volunteers.

Applause: Victorville is 2.62 tons lighter and cleaner thanks to community volunteers.

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 (Victorville) — This past Saturday, over 340 volunteers participated in the Victorville Community Clean-up Day, braving some cool winds. Volunteers of all ages and representing the Victorville Chamber as well as many local communities, picked up litter at 19 locations to rid Victorville of  2.62 tons of trash!  Thnks to their volunteer work, there are now  less candy wrappers, door knobs, underwear and plastic bags around Victorville.

This was truly a community effort that showed unity and commitment. Volunteers not only dedicated their Sunday to help strangers, but also spent their own money to bring goodies and snacks for fellow volunteers.

 A token of the quality people we have in this High Desert.

A big thanks goes out to all the sponsors of this event: City of Victorville Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division,  Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Desert Valley Hospital, Shear Realty – Victorville, Daily Press, Jim Kennedy for Council 2010, ServPro of Victorville/Adelanto/Victor Valley, and Burrtec Waste and Recycling.

A special thanks also to our local restaurants who offered discounts and freebies to our volunteers: Chili’s Grill & Bar, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Farmer Boy’s – both Hesperia Rd. and Bear Valley Rd. locations, HomeTown Buffet, Kinari Bistro, Quiznos and Mimi’s Café.
 
What a positive way to help your community and get your kids involved in giving back!   The next Victorville Community Clean-Up will be in April 2011.  Keep on visiting High Desert Daily for more details.

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