The 27th Annual Citywide Litter Pickup is taking place Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the city of Big Rapids. Participants should meet at City Hall, located at 226 N. Michigan Ave. in Big Rapids, where gloves and trash bags will be provided. Refreshments will be provided. There will also be clean up contest, with a $50 gift certificate going to each of the top 5 groups or individuals who bring back the greatest number of full trash bags to the City Hall dumpster before 11:00 a.m. Participants interested in adopting a specific area to clean up should contact Cindy Plautz at (231)592-4036 for more information. This event is sponsored by the City of Big Rapids, The Downtown Business Association, The Good Neighbors Association, Recycle of Mecosta County, Allied Waste, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, Big Rapids Property Owners Association and Miedema's Bookkeeping. Take pride in your community and lend a hand!