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Monday, April 6, 2015

Main Street Cleanup Day Scheduled

The Main Street Cleanup day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Registration will be held at Veterans’ Square. Volunteers, either individually or in groups, are needed to help with the event which is being held to coincide with the state wide “Let’s Pick It Up, Pa” clean up days.”

“This has been a long winter and there is much work to be done,” said Main Street Manager, Anita Dolan. She added that, “This event is a great opportunity for community groups to come together and help us take pride in our downtown historic district. Two groups, the Bradford Youth Hockey League and Studio B Dance Studio have already signed up, which is wonderful!” Once registered, volunteers will be assigned to groups. Gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided. “Whether someone can be here for the whole time, or just an hour, their help will really be appreciated,” added Dolan.

Clean up activities scheduled throughout the day include hosing down Main Street sidewalks, washing windows, picking up trash, and cleaning up and weeding the flower beds along Main Street and in Veteran’s Square.

“I would like to encourage the downtown businesses to join us by cleaning up the areas around their storefronts. If every business would sweep their sidewalks, wash their windows and pick up trash on a regular basis, it would be a tremendous help to our downtown area. This is especially important if there is an empty storefront close by,” added Dolan.

Other plans to improve the look of Main Street include an ongoing litter pick up program which will begin the later in April using community volunteers. Fundraising through the Downtown Bradford Revitalization Corporation is currently still in progress to raise money for the hanging baskets that are hung every summer within the historic district. “People in the community have been tremendously supportive”, said Dolan. “It is wonderful to see so many people work together to make a difference.”

For more information about the clean up, people may contact the Main Street Manager’s office at 598-2646.

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