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By Jamie Stewart
The Shafter Press 

Community cleans up

Lions, American Refuse organize 90 volunteers


Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Over 90 volunteers were on hand for the event.

The community of Shafter gathered at the Shafter Aquatic Center on Saturday morning to do some spring cleaning at a citywide bulky waste and clean up event.

Organized by Angie Nelson, president of the Shafter Lions Club, and Lynda Martin of American Refuse, the event gave residents the chance to dispose of their bulky waste items free of charge. They took in a variety of items, including furniture, televisions, appliances, mattresses, and computers, and much more.

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Mike Ayon and his Shafter Boxing Club helping "knock out" litter in Shafter.

In addition to the opportunity for the residents to throw away their items with no fee, this event also saw the over 90 volunteers break up into groups, get their gloves, trash bags and vests, and pick up trash and debris from the city's alleyways and streets.

There were several groups and clubs that helkped clean up the community. Among them were the Shafter Police Department, Shafter Boxing Club, Girl Scouts 2447, Shafter Lions Club, Shafter Mennonite Youth Club, Shafter Rotary and Shafter Youth Center, along with individuals Francisco and Elba Curiel, and Gloria and Garcia Hernandez.

Shafter Woman's Club members distributed donuts and goodies for the volunteers. American Refuse, in addition to providing their trucks and workers collecting the items brought in, also provided water, vests and coffee for the volunteers.


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