ANACOCO — Just in time for spring cleaning, the town of Anacoco will hold its annual “Dumpster Dash” and “B.E.S.T. Days.”

ANACOCO — Just in time for spring cleaning, the town of Anacoco will hold its annual “Dumpster Dash” and “B.E.S.T. Days.”

The Anacoco Town Council met Wednesday to decide upon the dates and details of these events.

On March 16, two dumpsters for public use will be placed on First Street beside the old fire house. March 17 is the official “Dumpster Dash” day, which will allow people to get rid of unwanted items or things that can’t be picked up by regular trash collection, said Lisa Manning, town clerk.

Items not permitted in the dumpsters are liquids, hazardous materials, and oil of any kind. Paint cans are acceptable as long as the paint is dry. Tires must be placed next to the dumpster, as they are taken to a different location for disposal, she said.

A festive time

As people de-clutter their homes, many will have things to toss and things to sell or give away. This is where “B.E.S.T. Days” comes into play March 18.

The letters stands for Buy, Eat, Sell, and Trade, said Manning. It is a community-wide yard sale event. Vendors who sign up ahead of time for space will set up around the walking path at the community center, as early as 6 a.m. Space is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Dumpsters will remain on site until March 20, which will give everyone some extra time to use them as needed, following B.E.S.T. Days.

A parade, too

The council also decided the annual spring parade will be on Saturday, April 1. There is no entry fee to take part in the parade, or to be a vendor, but it is important to stop by the community center to register no later than Friday, March 31, Manning said.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Everyone marching will gather behind the Anacoco High School, which is also where the parade will end after making its way through the town.

At the end of the day, the council will hold two random drawings for $100. each. One will be awarded to a vendor, and the other will go to a parade participant. To be qualified, a person must complete the registration.

“If you are not registered with the office, your name is not in the hat,” said Manning.

People can start registering now for both B.E.S.T. Days and the spring parade.