A King City entry sign welcomes visitors off First Street. (Sean Roney)

KING CITY — King City’s annual Beautification Week is just around the corner, and residents and businesses are urged to pick a project to beautify the town.

Beautification Week will run from June 19 to 27 under the sponsorship of the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. It is an effort to improve the appearance of the business district and the entire town.

Because of the Covid-19 limitations, the usual events for Beautification Week are limited to:

  • City-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 385-3814; and
  • Town-Wide Litter Clean Up on Saturday, June 26, sponsored by King City in Bloom from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the City Hall parking lot at Vanderhurst Avenue and Pearl Street.

Residents are encouraged to think about what they can do close to home. Recommendations include sweeping sidewalks, washing windows, painting buildings and trim, removing gum from sidewalks, mowing and edging lawns weekly, pulling weeds, trimming shrubs, planting flowers, repainting signs and removing handwritten signs.

After that, residents are encouraged to make a plan for weekly ongoing cleaning and maintenance.

The idea for Beautification Week started 28 year ago as an effort to spruce up the town in preparation for the Fourth of July holiday.

Partnering to support the event along with the Chamber of Commerce is the City of King, King City in Bloom, Waste Management and Salinas Valley Recycles.

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