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Students prepare for 10th annual Super Saturday volunteer blitz

This weekend marks a decade of CK Super Saturday teams cleaning up roads and washing cars. It is, however, the first year that the Central Kitsap student senate has taken on the organization.

Some 700 yellow T-shirt-clad Central Kitsap secondary school students will spill into the streets May 6 to pick up trash and wash cars in the district-wide volunteer event.

Super Saturday culminates with a traditional barbecue at Silverdale Waterfront Park. This year’s volunteer spree will mark another first. Student-organizers will kick off a fund-raising event for Bremerton’s ALIVE Shelter, said student senate adviser Blanche Saladino.

The students will be chaperoned by five to 10 adult volunteers from each participating school.

Six community car washes, manned by each of CK’s three junior, three high and two secondary schools, will be at All Star Lanes/Espresso, Silverdale KFC, Ridgetop Market/76 station, Reid Real Estate, Newberry and Seabeck Chevron, and Albertsons. The washes start at 10 a.m. and an hour later, 17 crews of students will clean up roadsides throughout the CK area.

In the past, CK Super Saturday has been supported by area Rotarians and Kiwanis members, local businesses, school board members, friends and families as well as individual students.

Beyond the benefit to the community and environment, CK Super Saturday also nourishes friendships between students from otherwise rivaling schools.

“For me what’s really impressive is to see all these students at the park together,” Saladino said. “Everyone comes together and we’re one district.”

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