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Infinity Dance to participate in village cleanup

Spring in step

Lilly Harris and her stepmom Emily King are hosting a villagewide cleanup on Saturday with members of the dance teams.

Infinity Dance Academy is cleaning up the downtown Fredonia area on Saturday as a thank you to the community that helped them stay afloat throughout the pandemic.

The idea came when studio owner Emily King was out for a walk with her 7-year-old stepdaughter, Lilly Harris and noticed garbage litter ring the streets.

“We told her that she, me and my husband could go cleanup, but she wanted to include her dance team,” King shared. “Those are her favorite people and her best friends. She asked if that was something we could do and I said, ‘Yeah, why not?’ “

King soon reached out to the Village Board for approval and then took the other necessary steps to get the cleanup rolling.

“First I reached out to our dance team members asking if it was something they’d be interested in and they all seemed for it,” King stated. “We wrote a letter of interest to the village board. We had to get some basic liability insurance and then contact the police department just to make sure we’re following all safety precautions and whatnot. I bought a bulk amount of garbage bags and gloves.”

The group will meet at the municipal parking lot by Darwin’s and then go throughout the downtown area, picking up as they go.

“It’s something that I’m glad that we can involve my studio with. We try to give back to the community. We had great support throughout the pandemic. I think it’s the least we can do for everyone.”

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