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Keeping it clean | Volunteers spruce up area parks for Earth Day

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Members of the community got together on Sunday to make the area’s already beautiful parks look nice and healthy for Earth Day on Monday.

Metroparks Toledo hosted clean up events at four locations including: Glass City Metropark, International Park, Wiregrass Lake, and Keil Farms, which is the site of a future Metropark.

Dozens of participants showed up at International Park for the event.

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Volunteers cleanup graves of veterans

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – More than 60 volunteers placed flags at the headstones of those who served our country, but they did more than just that. They cleared the headstones as well.

In the back of the Calvery Cemetery in Toledo is a section where many World War I and World War II veterans are laid to rest. A lot of the headstones look as if they are sinking into the ground, with grass covering some, obscuring names.

“I try to cut the grass back and basically unbury the headstone so you actually see [the name] which is a sign of respect,” said Bob Ampthor, a local volunteer.

Throughout the day the volunteers dug, pulled, and shoveled to make sure the sites that were hidden were revealed and honored with an American flag.

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