In an effort to keep the community clean and pristine, Keep Van Alstyne Beautiful (KVAB) will be sponsoring a Community Clean Up Day on Saturday.

Keep Van Alstyne Beautiful is asking citizens to mark the date on their calendars and plan on coming downtown to participate for "Get Down and Clean Up." The Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with KVAB for this event.

The day begins with the long-awaited return of the Friends of the Library Breakfast at the Community Center where all clean-up volunteers will be comped with food. Clean-up operations begin downtown at 9 a.m. where volunteers will take to the downtown park, sidewalks, streets, yards and even gutters to begin cleaning. Volunteers will then enjoy a taco lunch at Dorothy Fielder Park after working up a hearty appetite.

Volunteers are invited to bring whatever brooms, edgers, rakes, work gloves or lawnmowers for the clean up. Garbage bags and receptacles will be provided.

Clean Up Volunteer Schedule:

7 - 9 a.m.: Complimentary ‘Friends of the Library Breakfast’

9 a.m. - noon: Clean Up Downtown (Meet in Dorothy Fielder Park)

Noon: Free Tacos