Hundreds volunteer for Starkville's "Get It Swept Up"

More than 600 volunteers beautified the city of Starkville before this Saturday's MSU home-opener football game.

Posted: Sep 5, 2019 11:32 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Starkville looks a bit cleaner now after hundreds of volunteers swept up the city on Wednesday.

Paige Watson, the special events and projects coordinator for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, said this is the sixteenth year for the "Get It Swept Up" event.

It always happens right before the first home Mississippi State football game.

More than 600 people from the community formed teams, grab trash bags, wore gloves and cleaned up the city.

Watson said this year was the largest yet.

She said it was a community effort, and this event is important because it's a good way for chamber members to get involved and volunteer in the community.

"We want people who are coming here for football season to think that our town is beautiful because it really is," Watson said.

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