Marysville's Clean Sweep Week began April 14 with the city's Graffiti Paint-Out and an Earth Day work party at Jennings Nature Park, and it continues this Saturday, April 21, with a shredding event, street cleanups and free trash collections.
Members of Marysville's Sunrise Rotary helped city crews remove an old awning structure from a State Avenue business on April 14 as part of Clean Sweep Week.
The Shred-a-Thon takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or until the shredding trucks are filled) in the parking lot at Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Avenue.
With tax time behind most of us, now is a good time to destroy those sensitive personal and financial documents that could make you easier prey for identity thieves. The free community Shred-A-Thon is sponsored by HomeStreet Bank, North County Outlook, City of Marysville, American Data Guard and Bleachers Grill at Cedarcrest. There is a six-box limit, and participants must remain on-site until the documents are destroyed.
Also on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or the dumpsters are full), the Marysville First Assembly Church, 4705 Grove Street, sponsors its free, perennially popular Got Trash Day. Participants are welcome to bring old televisions, computer devices, appliances and metal for recycling. The church will also be accepting clothing donations, hosting a car wash and providing lunch. For more information, call (360) 659-2276 or visit http://marysvillefirst.org.
Food donation barrels for the Marysville Community Food Bank will be stationed at the Shred-a-Thon and at the church to collect non-perishable food items on Saturday. Cash donations for the food bank will also be accepted.
Marysville's Clean Sweep Week requires the efforts of dozens of volunteers from local businesses, community service organizations and churches, along with city personnel and individual citizens. It's a sure sign that spring is on its way.