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April 15, 2013

Volunteers to beautify downtown Logansport

Logan’s Landing is looking for volunteers to help pick up litter, sweep, weed and trip and spruce the downtown

Picking up trash, trimming trees, pulling weeds and sweeping sidewalks are just a few of the many activities volunteers will do to help beautify downtown Logansport during the annual Downtown Green and Clean Day.

Becki Harris, Logan’s Landing director, said Logan’s Landing is seeking volunteers to help with the event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. Harris said she has been involved with the annual event for five years.

It’s open to anyone who wants to help, and last year, more than 100 people showed up to trim shrubs, sweep, prune trees and help spring clean up downtown, Harris said.

“One of the best things is seeing people from different backgrounds working side by side and getting a chance to meet their neighbors,” Harris said.

Those who want to volunteer should meet at the Depot, 4120 E. Market St., at 9 a.m. Harris said any amount of time would be appreciated, even if it’s not for the whole event. Even if they can only come out for an hour, it would be helpful, she said.

After everyone meets at the Depot, people will be put into groups and given assignment sheets telling them what area to focus on.

Although they would like to know how many people will be volunteering, Harris said they will not turn anyone away.

“A lot of people who volunteer are a part of a group or business, but we don’t want that to be our emphasis,” Harris said. “Individuals are invited to volunteer with or without a group.”

Harris said in the past, volunteers have brought along their children.

“One of my favorite things is seeing the two and sometimes three generations there,” Harris said. “It’s important to teach them about volunteering and this is an opportunity to lead by example.”

Harris said they are looking forward to another great event.

“It doesn’t sound like it would be fun to pick up trash, but we had fun,” Harris said. “I think it gives a sense of accomplishment that you can look at an area you worked

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