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Keep Paris Beautiful Trash Off Coming April 13

On Saturday, April 13, our community will unite again to make Paris an even more beautiful and inviting city. As part of the statewide “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” cleanup program, we expect over 30 volunteer teams to pick up litter in Paris neighborhoods, parks, and local waterways. The City of Paris and Keep Paris Beautiful are organizing the event. Still, the real heroes will be the volunteers stepping up and the generous event sponsors underwriting the project.

The event will start at the Love Civic Center Pavilion early Saturday morning. Beginning at 7:00 am, the Credit Union of Texas will provide free breakfast burritos for the early-riser volunteers. Starting at 8:00 am, teams who have yet to pre-register can do so and then pick up their volunteer t-shirts and equipment. Volunteers will receive a free event t-shirt, safety vest, gloves, grabber, trash bags, and bottled water. At 8:30 am, we introduce sponsors, give safety instructions, and make location assignments. We dispatch teams at 8:45 am to areas around town needing attention, where they’ll spend one to three hours collecting trash.

“The City of Paris is proud to once again partner with Keep Paris Beautiful and our generous sponsors for Trash-Off. Last year’s event was a huge success with nearly 250 volunteers, and we look forward to another big turnout this year”, Mayor Reginald B. Hughes said. “I’ll be there leading our Boys & Girls Club team, and we can’t wait to be part of this fun and impactful community event. I encourage you to join us!”

It is an ideal opportunity for folks of all ages, representing local athletic teams, professional organizations, businesses, school clubs, church groups, non-profits, neighborhood associations, etc., to demonstrate their pride in our hometown. It will also give our community a chance to pick up any litter left behind by the many eclipse visitors we expect earlier in the week.

//www.paristexas.gov/trashoffTeams can register online. Pre-registered teams are encouraged to pick up their free volunteer t-shirts and equipment between 9:00 and 11:00 am, April 10, 11, or 12 at the United Way Office, 2340 Lamar Avenue. To arrange a special pickup time volunteers can also call the United Way office at 903-784-6642. Volunteers can also register on the morning of the event at the Love Civic Center Pavilion.

For more information, please contact Keep Paris Beautiful Executive Director Julia Trigg Crawford at keepparisbeautiful@gmail.com or call 713-443-8789 or Assistant City Manager Doug Harris at 903-784-9383.

In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, April 13, we will reschedule the event for Saturday, April 20.

https://www.paristexas.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=462