EGG HARBOR CITY — Saturday is Egg Harbor City’s seventh annual Citywide Clean Up, followed by a free barbecue for volunteers at the pavilion at City Lake Park.

That event is followed by the Latino Club of Egg Harbor City’s Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Union Hall on Philadelphia Avenue, where participants can get homemade Mexican food and listen to live music.

Councilwoman Hazel Mueller has suggested participants go from one event to the next, and skip cooking for the day.

Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Egg Harbor City Fire Hall to get instructions about where to pick up trash and recyclables, Mayor Lisa Jiampetti said. The cleanup lasts until 11 a.m., followed by the barbecue.

The cleanup will be held rain or shine. Residents, church groups, organizations, clubs and businesses are asked to participate and clean up littered city streets, roads, avenues, terraces and creeks.

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority will provide volunteers with trash bags, recycle bags, gloves and litter grabbers.

Every volunteer will receive a free ACUA T-shirt and churches, schools, civic groups, sports teams, sports organizations and Boy/Girl/Cub Scouts will be entered into a drawing to win one of four cash awards of $250. The drawing will be at about noon, according to Jiampetti.

Community service forms will be available to all participants.

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