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Sarasota News Leader May 24, 2013 Page 57 MOST COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY Most Sarasota County government offices, libraries, recreation centers and transit services will be closed Monday, May 27, to observe the national Memorial Day holiday, the county has announced. The landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, the administrative office will be closed. Also closed will be Sarasota County's chemical collection centers at 8750 Bee Ridge Road, SaraHowever, Payne Park Tennis Center will be sota, and 250 S. Jackson Road, Venice. The open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the Arlington Park Recreation Center will be open from chemical collection center at 4010 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, will be open on May 27, noon to 5 p.m., a news release says. the release notes. Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will not operate on Memorial Day. For more information about Memorial Day The collection schedule for solid waste, yard waste schedules, contact the Sarasota County Call and recyclables will not change, the release adds. Center at 861-5000 (TTY 7-1-1). TONS OF TRASH COLLECTED DURING GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) has finished gathering data from the Great American Cleanup held on April 27, with the program coordinator reporting that more than 680 volunteers picked up 6,371 pounds of trash, recyclables and other refuse at locations across the county, the county has announced. "The Great American Cleanup brought a variety of residents together — from individual seniors to families with young children — to clean our parks, neighborhoods and beaches," said Wendi Crisp, KSCB program coordinator, in a news release. "It was an incredible turnout and a testament to just how much the residents of Sarasota County love their community," she added in the release. Altogether, volunteers donated more than 1,500 hours to the effort, the release notes. "The Great American Cleanup has made an impact on Sarasota County by creating a cleaner, safer and more beautiful environment for more than 20 years," the release continues. "The nation's largest cleanup, beautification and community improvement program is built on a foundation of individual responsibility and civic pride." % The Sarasota News Leader No-Nonsense Reporting

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