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Pride and Kinston Teens Join Forces for April 25 Clean-Up Day

Updated Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:20PM We'd like to thank everyone who came out to our Cleanup Day! For pictures of today's festivities, click here.


Kinston gets clean via WNCT-9 by Ali Weatherton, Digital Journalist


KINSTON, N.C. -Volunteers spent their Saturday morning cleaning up Kinston. The Annual Downtown Cleanup and Adopt a Street Initiative encourages community members to spruce up their town by picking up trash. Kinston Teens, The Boys and Girls Club and local high schools were only some of the groups participating in cleaning. Chris Suggs, a high school student who organized this event with the Pride of Kinston, says he wants to be proud of the community he lives in.

"Bring some positive awareness about the things going on in Kinston, get youth involved in community service and learning leadership skills and how to be productive citizens,” Suggs explained.



via Pride of Kinston,

Kinston Teens, Inc., organization founded by Kinston High School student Chris Suggs, has created an Adopt a Street project and will join with Pride of Kinston on April 25th when it rolls out its annual Downtown Clean Up Day.

Volunteers are asked to arrive at Pearson Park at 9:00 am for briefing and assignments.

The Clean Up day, held the weekend prior to the Chamber’s Festival on the Neuse to help make Kinston sparkle for all the visitors, relies on volunteers to pick up trash. The event makes the point that a clean and attractive city is good for aesthetics as well as for economics.

The focus of the April 25th, 2015 campaign will encompass the 27 blocks which make up the municipal service district plus and adopted streets in downtown, Mitchelltown and Martin Luther King corridors.

Streets adopted by Kinston Teens and clean up areas designated by Pride will be announced at the 9:00 am kick off in the park. Lunch will be provided in the park at 12:00 pm for participants in the Clean Up day activities.

Call 252-522-8003 for more information and to volunteer.