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Cleanup efforts continue for Huntington in Bloom competition

Jun. 21, 2013 @ 11:48 PM

HUNTINGTON - Volunteers spent Friday morning picking up litter in the Hal Greer Boulevard underpass. The event was organized by the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority as part of the citywide effort Huntington in Bloom.

Other groups will complete similar cleanups Saturday morning, June 22. Those litter pickups will begin at 8 a.m. along 8th Avenue from 8th Street to Hal Greer Boulevard and from 20th to 28th streets, along with 4th Avenue between Marshall University and 6th Street.

Another group will begin at 10 a.m. along Veterans Memorial Boulevard between the U.S. Post Office and 6th Street.

Huntington in Bloom is a community effort to improve the area's quality of life by beautifying public areas with floral and tree plantings, landscaping and by removing litter and graffiti. The program also focuses attention on historic preservation and addressing environmental issues.

This is the first year Huntington is participating in the America in Bloom competition. America in Bloom judges will be in the Huntington area in mid-July to evaluate the community's work.

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