Colts donation helps Anderson cleanup continue

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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Work has started on a central Indiana city’s annual community cleanup a few weeks after it was in doubt because of city budget troubles.

The 30th annual Rev. JT Menifee Citywide Clean Up campaign began Monday in Anderson and is running through May 17.

Anderson officials had said they couldn’t afford to have city workers participate because its budget was strapped from the costs of clearing snow over the winter. The Herald Bulletin reports an $18,000 donation from the Indianapolis Colts is helping cover the city’s expenses.

Mayor Kevin Smith says he believes the donation is a sign of confidence in the city where the Colts hold their summer training camp. Smith says he hopes the cleanup campaign builds pride in the community. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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