The Smithville-Dekalb County Chamber of Commerce will host a day of community cleaning Saturday.
Executive Director Suzanne Williams said the Dekalb County Clean-up works in conjunction with the Keep America Beautiful initiative.
“We normally focus on maybe the parks, different roadsides that are very safe. We want to make sure everything is nice and clean for when our tourists come to town, which is very soon,” Williams said. “And maybe we will do a few sports fields, neighborhoods. Just anywhere anybody wants to work, we let them do it.”
Williams said the chamber will disperse gloves, trash bags, and water at the Dekalb County Complex.
“If they would like to come by the chamber for a few days early and get signed up. And you can already be picking up trash all through the week even before the event starts because we have dumpsters set up all across the county,” Williams said. “So you can be cleaning up your neighborhood, around your home, or anywhere you want to.”
Williams said the county-wide clean up typically sees about 100 volunteers each year.
“So our main goal is just to get everything super spruced up before all our upcoming events,” Williams said. “We have a summer kick-off block party in downtown Smithville coming up on May 25.”
The Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree will also take place in July. The Dekalb County Clean-Up will take place Saturday, May 18.
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s largest annual community improvement program.