Company is coming and it will be here soon, according to Marshalltown Central Business Director Tina Shapley.
The company will be visitors near and far to downtown and MCBD wants it looking spic n' span.
That means getting out brooms, garbage bags, gloves, window cleaner and getting to work.
Shapley and volunteers will be meeting at the Anson statue on the Marshall County Courthouse at 5 p.m. Thursday for the annual clean-up.
She explained the group's mission.
"We will be picking up debris from last winter," Shapley said. "We want to collect all sand and garbage left behind. The effort is matter of pride, not only for those who live and work downtown, but for the entire community."
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What: Annual CBD clean-up
Where: Meet at Anson statue on Courthouse Square at 5.
When: Thursday, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Who: Volunteers needed - anyone interested in helping clean downtown. Bags and gloves provided.
Why: Clean up winter's litter and make downtown attractive to visitors and others.
Due to the amount of sand and trash which accumulated over winter, more help is welcomed.
"If enough people show up to help, we can finish work in one hour to 90 minutes," Shapley said. "Volunteers will be assigned a block."
Bags and gloves will be furnished.
An area between Third Avenue and Third Street between Linn and State Streets is targeted.
Shapley's team will not be alone.
Marshalltown street sweepers will be out and downtown business owners will be doing their share.
"I know a number of business owners will be cleaning windows while we work," she said.
Parking lot cleaning is a priority.
"They need much attention, as more debris accumulates in those locations," Shapley said.
She said the MCBD's Design Committee is hopeful Thursday's event will serve as impetus for downtown workers and residents to "adopt a block" format.
"It was done before and we'd like to implement it again, whereby downtown residents and workers take responsibility for a block and clean it weekly," she said.
Shapley added incentive to solicit volunteers.
"Our courthouse square, center for many MCBD and community events, is neat and well maintained," she said. "Let's work together to make the rest of downtown look the same."
Contact MCBD at 641-844-2001 or marshalltownmainstreet.com