Main Street Trenton is hosting Tin Can Friday on May 3rd.

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Main Street Trenton, in partnership with the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting “Tin Can Friday” at Sesquicentennial Park in Trenton on May 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event is part of Community Clean Up Week, which includes trash collection in the The focus is on public spaces.

Lauren Dannar, director of Main Street Trenton, pointed to the event's historical roots, inspired by a 1907 image promoting “Tin Can Day.” The cleanup is not just limited to tin cans but also includes various types of trash.

Dannar emphasized the importance of the event in promoting monument protection and maintaining local traditions. Details of the event were discovered in an April 27, 1907 issue of the Daily Republican Tribune.

Participants will be provided with trash bags, vests and gloves, which will be available at Sesquicentennial Park during event hours.

The collected trash will be collected and displayed on the sidewalk in front of the park.

A prize will be awarded to the participants. In collaboration with Rapid Removal, a dumpster was provided for the week. If necessary, arrangements with Rapid Removal and Hope Haven will ensure all collected items are managed.

Dannar also mentioned working with the city to schedule pickup of personal trash items and expressed her desire for a clean downtown for the upcoming Farmers Market, which begins May 18 at Sesquicentennial Park and runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through September.

For more information about Tin Can Friday or the Farmers Market, please contact Dannar at 816-838-3545.

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