Street Sweeping

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Sweeping State Street

Tulip Festival 2011 is officially underway. The festival starts every year with a ceremonial sweeping of State Street. It stems from a Dutch tradition of cleaning the streets before a festival.

After the jump a look today's street sweeping ceremony.

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Street sweepers from area high schools

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The outgoing Tulip Court

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The little Dutch girl.


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Before the sweep:

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11 year old Anthony Gargulia sang the National Anthem.

Street sweeping:

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Post sweep:

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Cleanest State Street has been since this time last year?

The shoes are excellent.

Ha ha ha that's so lame

This was my favorite part of the Tulip Festival when I was little.

Especially the shoes.

They missed a few spots... I wouldn't hire them back for next year.

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