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Hundreds of volunteers clean up Atlantic City streets

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From Chelsea Heights to the Inlet and everywhere in between, you couldn’t miss the hundreds of volunteers that took part in Tuesday’s Clean Community Day.

"We go out to the school children and the casinos and we all, you know, try to clean within the neighborhoods,” said organizer Angela Pittman.

Staff from all four Caesar’s Entertainment properties joined in – even some casino executives.

"They're sitting there with line employees, well they traded out the suits and they've picked up brooms and they're working aside volunteers to make this city a nicer place,” said Caesar’s spokesman Jerry Eisenband.

For casino employees, beautifying the city is important and necessary, to make it appealing to tourists new to the resort.

"It's all on us to do our part and make this neighborhood ready for these 1st time visitors,” said Eisenband.

While Atlantic City Residents are doing their best to give locals a sense of pride in their community.

"It's not all about the tourism district, it's about the city as a whole. We want our entire city to be clean, the boardwalk, the beaches, the neighborhoods, everywhere,” said Pittman.

But whether yo’rue a visitor or a local, the bottom line is that a clean city benefits everyone.

"We've gotten some tourists, we've gotten some residents and each one is elated,” said Eisenband. “They're clapping, they're applauding, they're excited about our efforts to really get the city ready for summer."

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