Vermillion's Operation Pride scheduled for Saturday, April 6 Residents in this area are reminded to prepare for Operation Pride's one day free clean up Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8 a.m. If Vermillion should experience extremely bad weather, such as heavy snow, on that day, the project will be cancelled for 2002. Operation Pride, a project to help spruce up areas of Vermillion, is primarily financed by Wells Fargo Bank of Vermillion. 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, USD Greek Community, Broadcaster/Plain Talk, KVHT FM 106.3 and KVTK AM 1570, Vermillion Beautiful, Inc. 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, appliances and separated recyclables. These residents are requested to place separated piles of materials at the curb prior to 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Please mark recycling clearly. Operation Pride began in 2000, cleaning up a portion of Vermillion each year. To date the project has cleaned up over 56 blocks of Vermillion. Over 75 tons of material have been hauled from the city. This is the third year of a three-year commitment from Wells Fargo Bank. If you are interested in assisting this and future year projects, financial donations may be sent to Operation Pride, 25 Center Street, Vermillion. All residents of Vermillion and Clay County may take advantage of the landfill voucher to be published in this paper the week of March 19. The voucher is valid up to $15 on materials delivered to the Vermillion landfill and good throughout the year. For more information, call the Vermillion Solid Waste Department at (605) 677-7076.