Neighborhood Group Tackles Clean-up Effort in Reading

Neighbors came together while staying six feet apart Saturday morning on the south side of Reading to help keep their neighborhood clean.

The clean up event was hosted by the South of Penn Task force, a group dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents on the south side of the City of Reading.

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The event kicked off on the 300 block of South 7th Street, and was dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Beginning at 10am, volunteers took to the streets with bright orange trash bags picking up trash and debris as they made their way through the city.

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In addition to the clean up, a table was setup at the corner of South 7th and Bingaman Street to serve refreshments, offer voter registration information, and provide an area for local artists to share poems.

Organizers say they will be planning additional neighborhood clean up events in the future. However, dates have not been announced.

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