Above and below: Volunteers at Little Tokyo Sparkle in 2017. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

The annual Little Tokyo Sparkle/Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

During this community clean-up, volunteers will sweep the sidewalks, scrape off stickers and gum, and pick up trash. They will also rededicate the Little Tokyo Mural on Central and First Street at 11 a.m.

Bring gloves, hat, sunscreen and hachimaki. Dress appropriately. Meet at the JACCC Plaza, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo, at 9 a.m. Light lunch will be provided.

For more information, email snagano@aol.com. To sign up online, go to http://bit.ly/Ltsparkle2019.

Sponsors and supporters include: Little Tokyo Community Council, Little Tokyo Public Safety Association, Little Tokyo Business Association/Business Improvement District, Councilmember Jose Huizar (District 14), Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Little Tokyo Service Center, Little Tokyo Historical Society, Sustainable Little Tokyo, LT Vibes, Little Tokyo Rotary Club, Japanese American National Museum, Go Little Tokyo, Visual Communications, Higashi Honganji, Café Dulce, Japangeles, Union Church, Tuesday Night Project, Little Tokyo Towers, Zenshuji, Koyasan, Little Tokyo Villa, Little Tokyo Teramachi, Wolf & Crane, Baldoria, Fugetsu-do, Nisei Week Foundation, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress, Rafu Shimpo, St. Francis Xavier (Maryknoll), L.A. Metro, Union Bank.

Donations can be made to Little Tokyo Public Safety Association, 307 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. (Federal tax ID: 95-4416163)

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