More than 100 people volunteered Saturday to help brighten up the East Knoxville community.

Five Points Up hosted the 'East Knoxville Communitywide Cleanup.' Volunteers took on a number of beautification tasks, from picking up litter to planting flower gardens.

Mayors Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett  also signed a proclamation, sealing April 29 as East Knoxville Cleanup Day.  

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People from all parts of Knoxville gathered Saturday morning at the Harvest Plaza parking lot on Marin Luther King Jr. Avenue before splitting up to different neighborhoods.

Volunteer Almetor King said she wanted to share her love gardening with others to help her neighbors. She said service events like these help the community in more ways than one.

"I think with the young people, it helps them know where the food comes from," King said. "I think it's nice for them to get around to growing something themselves and they'll appreciate it more."

If you'd like to get involved to help the Knoxville community, there are a number of upcoming events. 

Keep Knoxville Beautiful is hosting a Tuesday Trash Run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 9.  The event starts at SoKno Taco Cantina at 3701 Sevierville Pike. 

The event is an hour-long fun-run/walk and has people of all ages and skill levels picking up litter as they go. SoKno Taco Cantina is also offering a free taco to all participants and a free beer to those of legal drinking age. 

The event is free, but the organization is asking people to register online.