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Mayor Purzycki Says Wilmington Has Set a New “Beautiful City” Record for Citizen and Business Participation in Annual Clean-Up

Post Date:04/23/2019 2:30 PM

76 groups will clean and beautify the City on Saturday

community clean-up day 2019

Mayor Mike Purzycki announced today that a record-setting 76 community organizations – including civic associations, churches, businesses, schools, and non-profits – will be cleaning and beautifying the City this Saturday, April 27 as part of Wilmington’s 8th annual Citywide Community Clean-up Day. The Mayor said the response to this year’s event, which is part of the City’s Beautiful City Initiative, has been the largest since the clean-up day began in 2011.

The 76 groups have each designed their own effort to improve residential neighborhoods and public green spaces, and will, from 8 a.m. through Noon on Saturday, collect trash, plant flowers, update landscaping or otherwise improve their neighborhoods and communities.

Mayor Purzycki launched Wilmington’s Beautiful City Initiative in October of 2017 as an ongoing opportunity for City residents and businesses to show their community spirit by organizing activities that beautify and improve their neighborhoods.

“This participation milestone is an impressive outpouring of community pride, which is essential to improving our neighborhoods and keeping them clean and safe throughout the year,” said Mayor Purzycki. “I look forward to joining everyone on Saturday as we work together to make Wilmington a more beautiful City. I especially want to 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 annual clean-up activities.”

The Mayor said there is still time to register for this year’s event by logging onto to download an application and then submit it via this email address:

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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