First photo: UC Merced student Darlene Escobedo, 19, holds the bag open, as Alicia Reyes student Lanelle Crumpacker, 9, fills it with garbage and clippings, during a cleanup of South Merced on the backside of the fairgrounds near the swap meet on Saturday. The cleanup is part of a joint effort by fourth and fifth graders and UC Merced students. Second photo: Alicia Reyes and Dominic Navarrette, 8, and UC Merced student Hannah Shin, 18, work together as they fill big bags with trash and debris. Third photo: Three-year-old Izaiha Richardson helped in the big cleanup.
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