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Wash your hands first: Get set for the Truckee Day barbecue

Christine Stanley
Sierra Sun

This year’s post-clean-up shin-dig at Truckee Regional Park is scheduled to be bigger and better than ever.

After collecting garbage all morning, Truckee Day volunteers will be treated to complementary barbecue lunches provided by East West Partners and served by smiling members of Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, and local musician Paul Covarelli will perform.

“It’s celebratory because everyone realizes how many people came out to participate,” said Truckee Day coordinator Maia Schneider.

Added to this year’s block party festivities is an inaugural contest for the person who finds the weirdest piece of trash. JD Hoss from KTKE 101.5 is awarding two tickets to the INXS concern in Reno for the winner.

Last year, one volunteer found a piece of lingerie on Glenshire Drive, according to Schneider, but sadly no prize was offered.

Truckee Day is an annual town-wide street cleanup that involved more than 1,000 volunteers who collected nine tons of trash.