Published On: Fri, Apr 18th, 2014

Spa City Clean-up set for April 19

Main Street White Sulphur Springs has scheduled its annual Spa City Clean-Up for Saturday, Apr. 19. Volunteers are invited to meet at 9 a.m. at the town clock in Midland Trail Park. The clean-up is in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Make It Shine Program.

“We are fortunate to have thousands and thousands of out-of-town visitors come to White Sulphur Springs each year, and this annual clean up helps us look our best for the busy tourist season,” said Sadie Fraley, event organizer and treasurer of Main Street. “We welcome volunteers of all ages, civic organizations, church groups and more to come and show their pride for the Spa City. Business and property owners are also invited to participate.”

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes, shovels, spades, garden hoes, brooms, dustpans and other cleaning supplies if possible. Also, all volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather, including sunscreen and bug spray. The downtown, parks (Rotary, Mill, and Memorial) as well as the community garden is on the agenda to clean-up.

“The City’s maintenance department will be doing their part this month and the baseball and softball teams will focus on Memorial Park,” said Councilperson Audrey VanBuren. “Even if you can only volunteer for an hour or two, please join us.”

The WV Make It Shine Program is a comprehensive program aimed at making WV the cleanest state in the nation. Throughout the state, groups of volunteers, businesses, community organizations and local governments are working to accomplish this goal.

For more information, contact VanBuren at 304-667-3663 or Fraley at 304-536-5060.