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By LorettaRodgers

In addition to Chester City employees and officials, church group volunteers, Delaware County community service workers, the Harrah’s Hearts group, Chester Water Authority and MinSec, more than 500 students from Eastern University participated Saturday in the 10th annual Mayor’s Clean-Up Day.

Participants in the citywide clean-up event removed trash and debris from city streets and individual homes, assisted with cutting grass and pulling weeds, cleaned playgrounds and painted houses.

“This is a wonderful thing that Chester residents look forward to every year,” said Councilwoman Portia West. “We very much appreciate the collaborative effort put forth by everyone involved and we are grateful for the commitment of those helping today.”

Michelle Leonatti, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, said helping with the clean-up was part of her church’s commitment to community service. “This year, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of…

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