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Feb 10 2011

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Beach clean-up set for Friday

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.

Rain or shine, warm or cold, the 14th Annual Win­ter Texan Beach Clean-Up will take place Friday, Feb­ruary 11 on South Padre Island. Monica Vela with the Cameron County Parks Department says that ev­erything is set for the an­nual event.

“Last year was cold, but the weather isn’t going to stop us,” said Vela.

The clean-up will begin at Edwin Atwood Park Ac­cess 5 with registration and refreshments from 8:30-9 a.m. followed by the clean-up from 9-11:30 a.m.

Last year, there were 30 volunteers that showed up despite the harsh winter conditions, and they man­aged to pick up nearly three quarters of a ton of trash.

“It was just so cold,” said Vela, “but we still had a lot of trash that was picked up.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Feb. 10 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or click the PRESS link on the homepage.

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