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500 volunteers, commissioners tackle east valley clean-up projects

Volunteers help remove several mattresses on the east side of the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Three Clark County commissioners led three groups in several areas to remove trash and graffiti as well as other tasks. (Gai Phanalasy | KSNV)

About 500 volunteers and three Clark County commissioners put in several hours Saturday morning to clean up several areas on the east side of the valley.

Commissioners Chris Giunchigliani, Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Lawrence Weekly held the first Joint Community Clean-up Block Party from 9 a.m. to noon.

"We did get a lot done and it was great to see the community come together to make a big dent in some areas that needed a lot of work," Commissioner Kirkpatrick told News 3. "We filled three large Dumpsters in just one complex and I know that Chris and volunteers made progress in her area near the Hollywood Rec Center while Commissioner Weekly had good progress over at Walnut (Recreation Center). We made a big dent near Charleston and Nellis as well."

Cleaning equipment and supplies were provided by the commission offices.

The block parties started at Hollywood Rec Center (Commissioner Giunchigliani), Bob Price Rec Center (Commissioner Kirkpatrick) and Walnut Rec Center (Commissioner Weekly).

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