Cheers to New BeCLEANings
S/PVCC, local businesses coming together to clean downtown Saratoga on May 15
May 13, 2020
Ever since the first health order from Governor Mark Gordon closed restaurants and bars to dine-in service and shutdown gyms, business owners have been anxious to know when they will reopen. With limited activity along Bridge Street and the warmer weather approaching, local businesses are looking to clear-up the projected date that Gordon’s orders will be lifted.
“The streets have been empty for far too long, but empty streets shed light on the work that needs to be done. To kick off summer travel, the reopening of our local businesses and life returning to normal, we call for volunteers to help clean the streets of downtown Saratoga on May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon,” announced the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce in a recent press release.
According to Chamber CEO Leanna Jones, the project will begin in Saratoga but will extend to Riverside and Encampment next. If there continues to be enough interest in the project, dubbed “New BeCLEANings”, it will move on to Ryan Park and Hanna.
“If we can band together a group of dedicated volunteers, we can keep our beloved Valley clean this summer and create good habits into the winter. We encourage volunteers to sign up to help clean, provide input, donate supplies or hang flyers. Our vision for our downtown spaces in the Valley is simple; clean streets and bright fresh flowers to welcome patrons into our stores and restaurants,” said Jones. “We have pride in our communities but we need to boast that in the appearance of our streets.”
Individuals, families and businesses interested in helping clean are encouraged to meet in front of Strong Tower Designs at 10 a.m. on May 15. If people are unable to donate their time, donations of brooms, dustpans, gloves, trash bags, cleaning supplies and bottled water are appreciated. Donations of planters or fresh flowers would also be appreciated.