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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- From lemonade, soda, beer and juice cups and containers to paper plates, napkins, chicken wings or turkey legs, the best viewing areas near the Ohio River were left trashed. City officials say it only lasted a few hours. More than 200 volunteers showed up to Waterfront Park to help clean up the city after a big celebration.
They helped transform places like the Great Lawn from trashy to grassy. Hundreds of thousands of people left tons of trash behind which volunteers discarded of the moment after the last firework went off and even up until the morning. Kentucky Derby Festival President/CEO Mike Berry said the actual amount of trash will not be known until later this week.
Mayor Greg Fischer said he was pleased to see so many Louisvillians coming together during the last day of his Give A Day week initiative.