Annual Event Draws Hundreds of Participants
Fairport, NY— Spring is here and once again the Village of Fairport will be participating in the state-wide Canal Clean Sweep event. This year’s event, to be held locally on Saturday April 21, from 9am – 12 noon, will again focus on cleaning up public spaces throughout the central business and canal districts of the village. It is sponsored by the Fairport Partnership for a Better Community, the Fairport Perinton Merchants Association and the Village of Fairport.
Each year, scores of volunteers from civic and youth groups, to individuals aged 4 to 84, come together to participate. Volunteer service organizations, couples, families and individuals also participate as many village merchants power wash, sweep, and clean their storefronts, sidewalks and landscapes. Hundreds of bags of trash are collected.
“We’re hoping for another great turn out again this year.” said Scott Winner, Executive Director of the Fairport Partnership for a Better Community, coordinator of the event. “We’d love to see all who’ve participated in previous years come back and bring a friend or two with them.” Event coordinators are Winner and Fairport Perinton Merchant’s Association President Kim Guida.
Those individuals and groups interested in participating in Canal Clean Sweep 2012 can contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 377-6010. Participants are asked to gather canal side at the Box Factory Pavilion beginning at 8:30 am the day of the event and to bring rakes, push brooms, flat-shovels and work gloves. Water, coffee and donuts will be available as will free pizza after the morning’s work is done. A limited number of event t-shirts will be raffled off to those who participated.