Gearing up to clean up
Main Street Washington volunteers Virginia McCurdy and Judy McKeown, and organizers Craig Davis and Joe McConnell get their tools ready for the fifth annual cleanup of the downtown area around the square that will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and run for two hours. Teams will work around the square and at Sunset Park. People volunteering to help are asked to bring a pair of gloves, rakes, and brooms. Trash bags will be provided. Volunteers will gather in Central Park before the event. The idea for the cleanup was due to a letter to the editor from Susan See that ran in the March 9, 2009, edition of The Washington Evening Journal, in which she issued a challenge to Washingtonians to clean up trash.