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Residents prepare for president's arrival in Flint

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The president's motorcade arrived in Flint on Tuesday. (Source: Amie Carter) The president's motorcade arrived in Flint on Tuesday. (Source: Amie Carter)
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will take a tour of the Vehicle City.

In the afternoon he will speak at Northwestern High School.

"This is going to be a big day and I am excited," said DeWayne Wilson, Flint resident.

Wilson was doing his regular routine on Tuesday, directly across the street from Northwestern High School.

"It doesn't matter that the president is here or not. We clean out here every Tuesday," he said.

Wilson is part of a group called Beautification Watch. He and other volunteers pick up trash in the neighborhood.

However, on Tuesday the group had an extra incentive. The 1969 graduate of the high school wants to guarantee his campus looks sharp for the president.

"Man, I gotta make this right. It's the president and it's huge when you consider all we have gone through as a city with the water crisis," Wilson said.

Every security precaution and safety plan was in place on the city's north side. Mum was the word at the school on Tuesday. No one was allowed to talk to media as preparations went on inside the building.

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