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KING CITY — The 32nd annual King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and King City Rotary Club joint meeting to promote Beautification Week is planned for Wednesday, June 12, at noon.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the luncheon at San Lorenzo Park’s DeAnza building, sponsored by Waste Management. The event is free, but those interested need to call or email the Chamber of Commerce office at 831-385-3814 or [email protected] to register by Monday, June 10.

The meal will include a hamburger barbecue prepared by the King City Rotary BBQ crew.

The main guest speaker for the day will be Julia Brooker, who works for Salinas Valley Recycles. She will discuss the topic, “How Mulch and Composting Benefits Beautification.”

Also speaking will be artist Brenda Scettrini Saglio, who will talk about the mural she co-created for Mee Memorial Hospital.

In addition, others will speak briefly about events surrounding Beautification Week, including:

  • Community Drop-off Event, sponsored by Waste Management, for disposal of bulky items and household hazardous waste on Saturday, June 22, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St.;
  • Litter Pickup event, sponsored by King City in Bloom, on Saturday, June 22, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Meet at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds. Gloves, bags, coffee and donuts provided;
  • City-wide Yard and Sidewalk Sale, from Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23. Garage sale permit fees will be waived; and
  • Free Compost Giveaway and Workshop, hosted by Salinas Valley Recycles and Waste Management, on Saturday, June 29, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds. Learn how to compost at home and take home compost at no charge.

“As in the past 31 years, the concept for Beautification Week is to ask every person who lives and works here to do one thing to improve the appearance of their property,” according to organizers.

Beautification Week is scheduled June 21-30, and is jointly sponsored by the King City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Waste Management, Salinas Valley Recycles, City of King and King City in Bloom.

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