Thursday, May 21, 2009

Volunteers Invited to Join Local 6th Graders in Community Clean-up

Evansville Community Partnership(ECP) is proud to announce that the annual spring downtown clean-up is expanding this year to include the Memorial Day parade route. We are happy to again be partnering with the Evansville Community School District, The City of Evansville, and Shannon & DeMarb, LLC. Downtown public parking lots, service alleys around Main Street, and the Main Street Business District will also be cleaned to help spruce up our community in time for Memorial Day.

Community volunteers are invited to join 140 local 6th Graders and teachers, organized through the Roots & Shoots program, to help clean-up our community next Friday, May 22nd from 11:20 AM to 1:30 PM. The students will divide into six cleaning teams , At least one adult supervisor will be with each group and selected by our local teacher organizers, Butch Beedle and Joanie Dobbs.

If you want to join a cleaning crew, adult volunteers can bring work gloves and wait outside the Eager Free Public Library on the First Street side as the students walk from the Middle School to their assigned areas. If you can’t join a crew but have an extra broom or dustpan to loan to us, please put your name on it and bring it to the ECP/ Chamber office at 8 W. Main Street during business hours before Friday. Downtown businesses could loan brooms and dustpans by leaving them outside their doors for pick-up if they would like to help out. Loaned materials should be labeled so they can be returned.

The current plan is to clean-up the following areas: 1. A Team will be dropped off at the cemetery and walk back up to East Main Street and follow the Memorial Day Parade Route to the VFW so that the route will be spic-and-span for the parade, 2. service alley and parking lot behind the West Main business block from Rock N Rollz Sandwich Co to the Grange Store, 3. the parking lot and adjoining alleys behind M&I Bank and Hagen Insurance, 4. the service street behind UB&T down to Shannon & DeMarb and up Montgomery Street, 5. the parking lot and service entrance behind The Night Owl and Eager Economy Building, 6. the Main Street Business District from the VFW to the Eager Free Public Library.

Please contact ECP at 882-0598 or email to participate or for more information. A rain date will be announced in the fall when school resumes.

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