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Snake River Landing tackles cleanup after Thursday's event

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Hosting an event as large as the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration requires some serious cleaning the next day. It's a task that luckily doesn't turn out to be as tough as you would think. 

Snake River Landing has hosted the event for the past three years, and they say that the aftermath is never too bad. 

"We've found that over the years, we've had very little problems, people are great, they want to come out, and they come out with their families, and they have a great time, and of course there's always garbage and things that have to be cleaned up, but nothing that's ever been a problem and nothing that we don't expect. We're just grateful to have the opportunity to have everybody out for the day," said chief development officer for Snake River Landing, Eric Isom. 

Different groups in the community volunteer to help clean up and it only takes them part of the day on the fifth. 

Over the years, Isom says they've hosted well over a hundred thousand people at the event and although they don't have the final numbers of this year's attendance, he says they parked a lot more cars than the previous years. 

You can watch the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration HERE.


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