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Community Cleanup is Sunday

Sign up now to be part of the second annual New Richmond Community Spring Clean Up Day which will be held this Sunday.

New Richmond High School student-athletes and the New Richmond Coaches Association will be offering their services to the community to do a number of projects.

NRHS athletes will be available to do spring cleaning services including raking leaves, picking up sticks and branches, small painting jobs and other reasonable yard work, landscaping and clean-up projects. Hours for the project will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In exchange for these services, the Coaches Association is accepting donations. The money generated will be directed toward the continued improvement of the Tiger athletic programs. Three major areas where the funding will be targeted will be new athletic equipment, paying for the personal strength and agility coordinator and being able to hire an on-site certified sports and medicine trainer.

The Coaches Association represents high school and middle school coaches from all sports in the New Richmond School District. The association's mission is to build a first rate athletic program and unify the association, community and athletes together in accomplishing that mission.

The overall goal of the Spring Cleanup Day is to reach out to the community and offer services to people who may be interested. The association is also hoping to build a camaraderie within the sports programs while giving student-athletes a chance to take some ownership in the community that supports their athletic efforts.

Anyone interested in taking advantage of this service can contact NRHS basketball coach Rick Montreal at 243-8454 ( Priority will be given to people who sign up earliest to have the students complete their tasks.

"The whole idea is for the kids to give back to the people who have supported them all these years," Montreal said.

Last year, 20 jobs were done around the community, with more than 50 students involved in the effort.