Getting a handle on litter around Alton continues to be a goal of the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee. There is City-Wide Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, and the chairman of the committee says she hopes they can get more volunteers, making it possible to pick up areas they had to pass over last fall.
Historically, several community service organizations and individuals participate in this event. Carolyn MacAfee says do not confuse this clean up with a bulk item pick-up.
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This year's clean-up starts at 9am, rain or shine. You can check in at Hellrung Park, the Riverbender.com Community Center, Neudecker Insurance, Joe K’s Restaurant, or just go out on your own with a bag and gloves and clean up your own neighborhood.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.