The city of Taylor held the Taylor Neighborhood Cleanup Saturday, Oct. 5 in South Taylor near Fannie Robinson Park for community members interested in cleaning up neighborhoods.

About 70 volunteers that ranged from local residents to city officials, participated in the annual event.

The day began with breakfast, which consisted with a variety of breakfast burritos from a local restaurant and opening remarks from Mayor Brandt Rydell.

Volunteers were then split into multiple color coordinated groups, which were lead by council members. The red team was led by council member Robert Garcia, the blue team was led by council member Mitch Drummond, the yellow team was led by council member Gerald Anderson and the green team was led by Mayor Rydell.

The clean up concluded with a lunch of burgers and hot dogs made by city employees.

Assistant Director for Development Services Colin Harrison, who organized the event, said he was grateful for the volunteers.

“The Neighborhood Cleanup event was a great success,” he said. “We would like to thank all the volunteers for their time, dedication and commitment to helping others and improving the appearance of the city of Taylor.”

Harrison is also grateful for the event’s sponsors.

“We are also very appreciative of the generosity of our sponsors for this event and those sponsors who also volunteered at the cleanup event,” he said.

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