Mount Vernon Cleanup Day 2023

Mt Vernon Clean-Up Day Volunteers

Mount Vernon Cleanup Day 2023

Mount Vernon’s Community Cleanup Day, also known as Polish It!, will take place rain or shine on Saturday, April 29.

Volunteers should report to Mount Vernon City Hall on Saturday, April 29, at 8 a.m. The event will continue until all projects are finished, which is 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 ”Make a Difference Here” button on the Main page of, and/or, check-in at Mount Vernon City Hall at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29.

“This event is always scheduled to take place one week before Chalk the Walk, the official start of festival Season. As you know, Mount Vernon expects thousands of visitors this summer at our festivals and events, and Cleanup Day is our chance to get our public areas ready for company. Please join us and help us make our downtown sparkle.”

Joe Jennison, Director of Main Street and Marketing for the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG)

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. 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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Apr 29 2023


8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mount Vernon City Hall - Mount Vernon, Iowa
213 First Street NW


Joe Jennison
(319) 210-9935
[email protected]