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Community members come together to clean riverfront in Otsego

Community members come together to clean riverfront in Otsego

OTSEGO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Community members come together to clean up a local riverfront.

Otsego Public Schools Food Service Coordinator Julie Guthrie spearheaded the event.

She says she was walking along the river with her family downtown one day, when she noticed some trash laying around.

She says the city's given her family and her community so much, that she thought it fitting to give back. And Bulldogs Beautify was born.

Guthrie says she's particularly proud of the response she got from students.

"I think it's important for kids to remember that you've gotta give back. That there's people in this community that are looking out for them and making sure their best interests are met and i thin kit's important that they give back," Guthrie said.

Everyone who came out to help cleanup the riverfront was treated to lunch, games, and even some special tours of police and fire trucks.

Guthrie says she's hoping to make the cleanup an annual event.

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