The city is partnering with local organizations to clean up Kent.

On Saturday, October 14, the City of Kent, Kent Downtown Partnership, Kent Station, Republic Services, Doorman Services and the Lions Club are teaming up to clean up Kent with another citywide littler clean-up event, Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent. The event will be held 9 AM to noon, rain or shine.

Residents, neighborhood and faith-based organizations, civic groups, schools, youth organizations, businesses and families are encouraged to get involved with this citywide effort. It is also a great opportunity for high school students to earn community service hours.

“Not only is it an awesome way to make a difference in your community, but it’s a great way to get some fresh air and exercise at the same time,” said city conservation coordinator Gina Hungerford.

Volunteers can pick up free gloves and litter bags along with directions to “hot spots” that could benefit from some extra attention – by meeting at 9 AM at one of two locations:

Filled litter bags can also be dropped off at the same locations that day until noon.

Large company or neighborhood groups preferring to pick up bags and gloves the week before the event may do so at the Centennial Center’s Public Works Office, 400 W. Gowe Street, 8 AM to 4 PM.

“We hope to get a great turnout at this litter clean up,” said Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke. “Historically, several community organizations have held individual events. By working together, we can make a visible difference across the entire city.”

Individuals and groups interested in participating in “TeamUp2CleanUp Kent” must register by 5 PM, Friday, Oct. 13 at

For additional information, contact Gina Hungerford at or 253-856-5549.

[Source: City of Kent]

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