Operation Pride clean-up date is Saturday, April 28

Operation Pride clean-up date is Saturday, April 28 Vermillion residents are reminded to prepare for Operation Pride's one day free clean up on Saturday, April 28, beginning at about 9 a.m.

The event will take place in the area from (east/west) Dakota to Princeton and Franklin and (north/south) Cherry to Bloomingdale.

Operation Pride, a venture to help spruce up areas of Vermillion, is privately financed by Wells Fargo Bank of Vermillion so that taxpayers are not assessed for the service.

Other sponsors are the University of South Dakota Coyote Football Team, Century 21/French Realty, Coldwell Banker/Dakota Realty, Herren Schempp Building Supply, Vermillion Chamber of Commerce, Vermillion Beautiful, USD Greek Community, Broadcaster/Plain Talk, KVHT FM 106.3 and KVTK AM 1570 and the City of Vermillion Solid Waste Department.

Residents within the defined area will receive free pick up of yard waste, tree limbs, junk, rubbish, old furniture, white goods and separated recyclables placed in alleys or at curbs where alleys are not available. Operation Pride began in the spring of 2000, cleaning up a portion of the city near the university. After this year, a third section of town will be targeted for clean up in the spring of 2002.

For more information, please call the City of Vermillion Solid Waste Department at 605-677-7076.

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