Independence Day Clean up

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CLEAR LAKE, IA – Tens of thousands of people attended yesterday’s Independence Day activities in Clear Lake.

Thanks to local sanitation departments, volunteers and visitors, the city looked cleaner than ever on Friday.

Alice Henley, Clear Lake’s 4th of July Chair Person said, “I took a walk this morning (Friday) and was kind of surprised, if there’s a garbage receptacle, people try really hard to at least get their trash in or near that and we really do appreciate that.”

Local businesses were in charge of cleaning up outside of their individual store fronts but the added trash receptacles and the conscious effort to keep things clean throughout the day made the aftermath a little easier for the community to handle.

“Well whenever you have thousands and thousands of people come to town, you have a little more trash, but the city does a great job, our local sanitation department does a great job,” said Henley.

Along with the city and the sanitation department, volunteers from the Park and Recreational organization in Clear Lake came out to help keep things clean throughout the day and the rest of the weekend.

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