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Hillcrest Town Council Hosts Cleanup Event After Pride Parade and Celebration

Volunteers started cleaning at University Avenue and continued from Park Boulevard to Sixth Avenue

After many San Diegans marched for pride this weekend, a group of volunteers in Hillcrest took pride in cleaning up the mess afterward.

"They say party hard, but with party hard, comes work hard afterwards," said Andrew Dugger, a town councilmember in Hillcrest. "We like to keep our neighborhood clean and looking nice."

The Hillcrest Town Council hosted a post-pride cleanup event at 8 a.m. Monday morning. They kicked off the day with a free breakfast and coffee provided by the Pardon My French restaurant.

"I went to pride this past weekend. I had a ton of fun and really enjoyed the celebration," said Rachel Clancy, a volunteer. "And so I figured I'd stay around after and do what I could to help revitalize the neighborhood."

Organizers expected nearly a hundred people to take part in the cleanup efforts. After the cleanup, volunteers were treated to free refreshments provided by Urban Mo's.

The Hillcrest Town Council hosts an annual neighborhood cleanup as part of their partnership with San Diego Pride.

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