By Melissa McCaghren
Slaton residents have for the past few weeks been working to clean up their homes and town during part of Spring/Summer Clean Up.
The Recycle Center has been open extended hours and will continue to be through Saturday (June 11) and roll off dumpsters located in several places about town.
The Slaton Economic Development Corporation however decided to expand the clean up further this year by adding a couple of new events for people to take part in.
These were a document shredding day, conducted Friday (June 3) and a Community Garage Sale Saturday (June 4).
Barbara Hopper, Executive Director with SEDCO said this was a Board decision to find a way to help get the City cleaned up.
“The SEDCO Board decided it would be advantageous to join the City in its clean up efforts with these two events to directly encourage Slatonites to clean up and clean out. We began discussing in February, ways for citizens to concentrate on effectively and directly organizing, improving and transforming their homes through Slaton’s City-Wide Clean Up Event that occurs every year at the beginning of summer,” she said. “We are always wanting our citizens to take pride in their community by making their home the cleanest possible as well as time to make repairs that may need to be made and taking advantage of the free offers from the City.
“We are hoping this sparked our citizens to have an industrious effort toward Keeping Slaton Beautiful.”
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.