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Mesquite City Council To Restrict Charity Car Washes

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MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – The Mesquite City Council has asked its staff to write a proposal to restrict charity car washes. The measure could go up for a vote in a couple weeks.

The drought has caused residents and businesses to cut back drastically on their water use. Thus, some citizens have taken notice how much money is going fownthe drain for charity. “We’ve had inquiries from the public to our staff about the various car washes, and fundraising car washes, that they’ve seen around our community” said Manager of Communications and Marketing for Mesquite, Wayne Larson.

Several kid’s clubs, including after school programs and Pewee football may end up paying the price. Community car washes are a common way to raise money for all of them. The president of Mesquite’s Peewee Football Association said the funds help young players who can’t afford their team fees.

“I hate it for our organization sure, but the city’s in a tough spot too,” said President of Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association, Ronnie Henderson.

Henderson said car washes can raise anywhere from $4,500 to $6,700 on a Saturday alone. But again, he also acknowledges the city’s need to conserve water. But Henderson is quick to add that the drought is also affecting his teams.

“It hurts our fields. We play on those big football fields and they are – they crack and everything else on us,” said Henderson.

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