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Havre Pride hopes to sweep city clean


May 16, 2014

Saturday is Havre Pride Day. The community is asked to take some time between 9 a.m. and noon and focus on cleaning up the Havre community.

The long winter has taken a toll on the area.

“Many helping hands will help to make this must-needed spring clean-up much easier,” said Debbie Vandeberg, executive director of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce. A clean community shows pride and is more inviting than a community that has dirty sidewalks, messy storefronts, dirty windows and littered byways, she added.

The Chamber partners with the city of Havre, the Montana Department of Transportation and many community volunteers twice a year to facilitate Havre Pride.

A Havre Pride day earlier in the year was postponed because of rain.

The volunteers who join in the effort are the key to the success of the project, Vandeberg said.

The Chamber is asking organizations, individuals and businesses to participate in the spring cleanup, Vandeberg said.

The cleanup is for the whole comm...

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