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Wilmington’s Beautiful City Initiative Continues with a City-Wide Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 27

Post Date:03/20/2019 2:00 PM

Mayor Purzycki urges neighborhood groups, businesses and citizens from around the City to plan clean-up and beautification projects

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki today encouraged city residents, businesses and civic associations to sign up for this year’s Community Clean-Up Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019, throughout the city from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. So far, more than thirty organizations have registered to carry out a clean-up or beautification activity that will improve the quality of life in City neighborhoods. The rain date for this event is Saturday, May 4.

Community Clean-Up Day, part of the Beautiful City Initiative that the Mayor launched in October of 2017, is an opportunity for City residents and businesses to show their community spirit by organizing activities that beautify and improve their neighborhoods. Groups are encouraged to be creative in their beautification. For more information about how you can participate, click here

“I look forward to this day each spring, when friends, neighbors, civic groups and the business community come together to make Wilmington a cleaner and more beautiful City,” said Mayor Purzycki. “Community pride is essential to improving our neighborhoods, and the Beautiful City initiative is about instilling that sense of pride through beautification efforts year-round. My Administration is committed to keeping our City clean and safe on a daily basis, but we need everyone’s support and participation.”

“I congratulate everyone who is already preparing a project for April 27, and I thank all of the dedicated employees of the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services and the Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation for coordinating the day’s activities.

In 2018, more than 70 community groups, including churches, businesses, schools and non-profit organizations, came together to improve residential neighborhoods and public green spaces. Some groups focused on trash collection, while others planted flowers, updated landscaping or began a community garden project.

Use the hashtag #Trashtag with #ItsTimeWilmDE and share your before and after photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Help spread the word, RSVP, invite your friends and join the conversation by visiting the event page on Facebook.

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