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Bluegrass Greensource, DLC present the third annual Main Street Clean Sweep; volunteers needed

Help keep downtown Lexington clean and green on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. The DLC Foundation (DLCF) and Bluegrass Greensource are looking for volunteers to help clear Lexington streets, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris anytime from 12–4 p.m. as part of Main Street Clean Sweep.

Main Street Clean Sweep is a one-day, community-led litter clean up in 20 participating cities and towns throughout Central Kentucky. Main Street Clean Sweep in Lexington is a partnership between Bluegrass Greensource and The DLCF. Bluegrass Greensource provides bags, gloves, litter grabbers, and event t-shirts to participants.

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Supplies, refreshments, and giveaways will be available first-come, first-serve at three convenient kick-off locations: Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park, Thoroughbred Park, and the University of Kentucky campus. Individuals, families, clubs, organizations, and anyone in-between are encouraged to volunteer.

The Downtown Lexington Corporation is offering benefits to organizations and businesses who get involved:

· Commit to cleaning your storefront and sidewalk on April 22nd Three businesses with the most notable improvements will receive recognition and 20 drink vouchers for Central Bank Thursday Night Live. Email kyle@downtownlex.com or call 859-335-8640 to register by April 15.

· Adults who preregister can receive an event t-shirt. Limited supply of sizes small to 3XL.

· The organization with the most volunteer participation will receive an office breakfast courtesy of DLCF on April 29.

· Every organization to register at least 10 volunteers will receive name recognition on the program at Mayfest Arts Fair on May 7-8.

The event is held rain or shine. All litter and debris collected during Main Street Clean Sweep will be properly disposed of by the Division of Waste Management. For more information or to register your business, contact Kyle Frizzell at 859-335-8640 or Kyle@downtownlex.com.

Additional information about the Main Street Clean Sweep program can be found at this website.

Main Street Clean Sweep is sponsored by the DLC Foundation and Bluegrass Greensource and held in conjunction with Keep Lexington Beautiful, which is coordinated locally by the City of Lexington. Event sponsors for Main Street Clean Sweep are PNC Bank, Republic Services, and Stites & Harbison; additional support provided by LEX-18, G&J Pepsi-Cola, WUKY, University of Kentucky Student Sustainability Council, and NewsTalk590.

From Bluegrass Greensource Communications

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