Volunteers spend weekend cleaning up Mercedes

MERCEDES — Vanessa Marie Perez led a large group of volunteers over the weekend cleaning up the city.

“We filled up 28 bags of trash,” said Perez, chairman for Keep Mercedes Beautiful. “We are out there for three to four hours and we went out there and did what we were going to do.”

The event was in conjunction with the Great American Trash Off, Don’t Mess with Texas, and Put it in the Can man for Keep Mercedes Beautiful.