KING CITY — The King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is pleased to announce that the dates for the annual celebration of 2017 Beautification Week will be June 24 to July 2. The event is a volunteer effort by the Chamber to improve the appearance of the town.
During the week and throughout the weekends, each business and resident is being asked to do one thing to improve the appearance of their property. This could include everything from washing windows to painting fences, pulling weeds and removing gum from sidewalks.
The Chamber will kick off the month with an All-American Hamburger BBQ at San Lorenzo Park on Wednesday, June 7. Members of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce will hold a joint meeting promoting the benefits of keeping the town looking nice as well as promoting San Lorenzo Park and MCARLM (Monterey County Ag and Rural Life Museum).
Other events that tie in with Beautification Week include:
• Extra garbage, recycle and yard waste pick-up for free on regular collection days from June 26-29 courtesy of Waste Management;
• Landfill Day on Saturday, July 1, where Waste Management will accept for free up to three large and bulky items without charge to regular customers (bring invoice as proof of service);
• Saturday, July 1, at 8 a.m. – Clean Up Event and ABOP Collection (Antifreeze, household Batteries, motor Oil and filters and latex Paint) sponsored by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority and Waste Management at the Mildred Avenue Parking Lot at King City High School. For more information, call 831-775-3000; and
• King City In Bloom will host a town-wide Litter Pick up on Saturday, July 1, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., meeting at the Mildred Avenue parking lot of King City High School.
The idea for Beautification Week was started 24 years ago as an effort to spruce up the town in time for the Fourth of July Celebration.