Community Cleanup Day in MV April 27

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) today announced that the Annual Community Cleanup Day, also known as Polish It!, will take place rain or shine on Saturday, April 27.

Those interested in participating in the Mount Vernon Cleanup Day, managed by CDG and the City of Mount Vernon, are asked to report to Mount Vernon City Hall, 213 First St. NW, Mount Vernon, on Saturday, April 27, at 8 a.m., and 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 captain” 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 to sign up through the Volunteer icon on the right-hand side of the Main page of and check-in at Mount Vernon City Hall at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27.

The CDG 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 two downtown areas spotless for the beginning of the summer festival season. Questions, can be directed to Joe Jennison at [email protected]


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