Great American Cleanup set for April 20

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Durant Area Chamber

DURANT – The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce announces the city-wide Great American Cleanup event on Saturday, April 20 as a part of the Keep Durant Clean & Green efforts. The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide project of Keep America Beautiful. As an affiliate of KAB, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful coordinates cleanup activities in Oklahoma. Durant’s Great American Cleanup event will begin at 9 a.m. at Market Square, located at First and Evergreen in Durant.
Businesses, organizations, clubs and individuals are invited to help clean up Durant on April 20 as a part of the Keep Durant Clean & Green initiative. Check-in is from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. and at this time, participants can pick up supplies and select a location to clean up. Trash pick-up will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the event will reconvene at 11:30 a.m. at Market Square where First United Bank will provide lunch for participants and prizes will be awarded in various categories including the ‘Largest Group Participation’, ‘Most Bags of Trash Picked Up’ and more. Choctaw Nation Recycling will be on-site at Market Square throughout the day to take recyclables.
The event will also include an opportunity to “Adopt An Area”. The Adopt an Area program requires a year-long commitment from a business, club, organization or just a group of people wanting to get together to clean up a certain area of the city. Different locations throughout Durant are available for adoption – contact the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce or visit durantchamber.orgfor an official Adopt An Area commitment form.
Keep Durant Clean & Green is a partnership between OG&E, City of Durant, Choctaw Nation Recycling, Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, Durant Main Street, Imagine Durant, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Mix 96.1, Mid Continental Broadcasting, Wichita Mountains Preservation Network and more.
For more information on the Keep Durant Clean & Green initiative, please contact the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-924-0848 or visit www.durantchamber.org.

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