City officials and volunteers participate in annual spring cleanup

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) –  City officials worked alongside volunteers Saturday as part of an annual spring cleaning.

Twenty crews spent the day cleaning up areas of Terre Haute, looking for large items of trash as well as brush and debris cluttering the city.

Ten dumpsters at the City Hall location were used as people brought in disposable items, and Mayor Duke Bennett says the extra dumpsters used this year would fill up by early afternoon. 

Mayor Bennett says the rain did dwindle the number of volunteers, but there were still several people who came out to help clean up their city, an effort he says is important and ongoing. 

“We’ve just got to keep the city clean, it’s kind of amazing, we’ve got a lot of, we do full time things every day the city does, county works hard on this, and we have a ton of volunteers and it’s still a continuous battle and whether it’s a large item or just loose trash floating around, our job is to keep the city clean, make it look good, so we make a good impression and we have a little bit of pride in ourselves,” said Bennett.

Bennett says the annual spring cleanup makes a huge difference not only in the physical appearance of Terre Haute, but also the local morale.

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