CDG announces date, time for Cleanup Day in MV

CONTACT: Joe Jennison, (319) 210-9935 or [email protected]

MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa Community, today announced that the Annual Mount Vernon Community Cleanup Day will take place rain or shine on Saturday, April 27.

Mount Vernon’s Annual Cleanup Day is managed by CDG and the City of Mount Vernon. Those interested in participating are asked to report to Mount Vernon City Hall, 213 First St. NW, Mount Vernon, on Saturday, April 27, at 8 a.m. The event will go until all projects are finished (usually just after noon).

More than 80 volunteers are needed to sweep, shovel, pick up, rake or otherwise polish the 12-block area up and down 1st Street Mount Vernon, as well as parks and other areas. The community has been divided into several “zones,” with each zone assigned a “Zone Leader” to manage volunteer time and duties.

The CDG is working very closely with the City of Mount Vernon to create simple, clean-up projects throughout the City that can be managed by all ages of volunteers. All volunteers are asked register through the Volunteer sign-up page here .

Volunteers will have rakes, shovels, brooms and garbage bags available but everyone is encouraged to bring yard tools from home marked very clearly with their name or initials. The goal is to make the downtown areas spotless before the next week’s Chalk the Walk, the first big festival of the season. Questions, can be directed to Joe Jennison at [email protected]

About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008, and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.

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