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Main Street Washdown May 11th

March 22, 2010 by WLKM 

Spring is officially here, having arrived with the vernal equinox at 1:32 Saturday afternoon (March 20th) and plans are taking shape for a longtime spring tradition in Three Rivers, the Main Street Washdown coordinated by the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA).

The last two years, young ladies involved in the Girls on the Run program have helped out in efforts reflecting the program’s encouragement for the girls to participate in a community service project. In view of scheduling challenges and the desire to participate again this year, their work will take place on a weekday – Tuesday, May 11th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. – rather than a Saturday morning as in the past.

According to DDA Director Christy Trammell, tasks that will be tackled during the Tuesday work session will include the placement of 72 hanging baskets in holders on decorative light poles in the downtown area, flower planting and trash removal.

In commenting on the Tuesday scheduling, Trammell said, “This should also allow for the area merchants to be able to participate, too as they are already at their stores and can come out when they’ve closed up to participate as well.”

Trammell said the Three Rivers Fire Department has agreed to perform the traditional Saturday morning washdown on either May 8th or 15th.

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