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Community volunteers sought for Charles City Main Street cleanup

To The Press

Sunday marked the first official day of spring, and the volunteer-driven Main Street Charles City program is springing into action to help spruce up downtown Charles City.

A Main Street Cleanup Day is planned for Sunday, March 27, starting at 1 p.m., with community volunteers invited to join the effort by bringing their brooms or leaf blowers.

The goal is to clean off the winter sand, dirt and leftover leaves from last fall from the sidewalks and building entryways from the 100 block of South Main Street by the courthouse, on Main Street Bridge and along North Main Street.

Cleanup efforts are being coordinated with the City Street Department as well as a professional window washing firm to get Main Street looking good prior to the community-wide Chickfest retail promotion on Saturday, April 2.

“As a community we always want to put our best foot forward and look good for our residents and visitors alike,” said Community Development Director Mark Wicks.

“Some of our small businesses and public areas could use the extra help, especially with staff shortages,” he said. “This is a great way to give a little back to your town by volunteering for an hour or two, and show our Charles City pride!”

Volunteers are asked to meet at Central Park at 1 p.m. Sunday to be sent out in teams. Please bring your own broom or leaf blower, as tools will not be provided.

High school students interested in Silver Chord hours should contact Wicks at the Main Street Charles City office for credit. In case of inclement weather check the Chucktown: Charles City, Iowa Facebook page for updates.

For more information, contact Main Street Charles City at (641) 228-2335 or email [email protected]

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