Clean-Sweep strikes high note ahead of music festival

Published 10:13 am Saturday, March 21, 2009

By Staff
Sprucing up just your thing? Then volunteer on March 28 event
Lifestyles &Features Editor
Downtown Washington will sparkle and shine after a “Spring Sweep” cleanup next weekend.
The event, planned for Saturday morning, is organized by Downtown Washington on the Waterfront with support from the city of Washington, Washington Garden Club, Washington Area Historic Foundation, Pine Needles Garden Club and the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation.
Community volunteers — including local Scout troops, clubs and organizations — are being recruited for the clean-up effort. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. by the red caboose adjacent the Washington Civic Center.
Volunteers will concentrate their efforts along Main and Water streets and from Gladden to Bonner streets, Campbell said. If enough people show up, Market Street will be included, he added.
With the inaugural Traditional Music Festival expected to draw thousands of visitors, Washington should put on its best face, Campbell said.
And while the downtown area is picturesque, there’s always room for improvement.
Although the city is providing trash bags and dumpster facilities for the cleanup, volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes, spades and trimmers if they have them.
For more information or to volunteer for “Spring Sweep,” call Scott Campbell at (252) 833-4637.