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LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -
Company is coming and Long Beach residents are in a last minute scramble to get ready.
Volunteers went to the harbor on Friday to clean up before the arrival of thousands of visitors for Cruisin' the Coast. They said it's so important the community pitch in to make a good impression.
It didn't take long for volunteers to realize that picking up the mess that Hurricane Isaac left in the Long Beach Harbor wouldn't be an easy job.
"We've been raking and been shoveling. Bending over and picking up a lot of stuff that's on the beach," said Karen Livengood. "We've had paper. We've had plastic. We've had bottles. You name it, it's here."
With thousands of classic car lovers set to roll into town soon, some residents said Long Beach needs to be able to roll out a welcome mat that is clean.
Port Commission President Phil Kies said, "We'd like to present a good face to all of the people coming in for Cruisin' the Coast. Long Beach has always been a good partner for Cruisin'. We want to do whatever we can to beautify the harbor and make it look good for our visitors."
The volunteers said the clean up is not just about impressing visitors, but also encouraging residents to take pride in where they live.
"It's our city and it's as good as we make it," said Kies. "Forget the government. Forget the taxes. Get out and do what you can for your city."
"No matter where you are you should be proud of the town that you live in," said Livengood. "The people in Long Beach are proud of their town. If all the citizens helped, together we can keep it the pretty town that we have."
College Freshman Sarah Brisolara said working along side other people who care about the city is a great way to get to know the people in the community.
"I wasn't really active as a young person and then I realized how many new people come into our state every year,"said Brisolara. "You can meet so many new people just by going out and volunteering somewhere. "
The cleanup continues Saturday from 9 am until noon. Organizers ask people who want to help to bring tools like rakes, shovels, gloves, and trash bags as well as plenty of water.
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