Downtown cleanup this Saturday

Published 9:07 am Friday, September 22, 2017

Ironton aLive to tidy business district

Ironton aLive will be having its first fall community cleanup this Saturday.

The event starts at 9 a.m.

Ironton aLive is working on getting supplies, but volunteers are more than welcome to bring some from home like many do for the spring cleanup, such as gloves, brooms, dust pans and trowels. Individuals and groups are welcome to come help out.

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Ironton Mayor Katrina Keith said she had a resident come in to see her.

“She wanted to give back to the community and wanted to know how to go about it. So I contected her with Ginger Gillenwater from Ironton aLive. And they had put together this clean up for the downtown community,” she said. “I am excited to see outside entities taking an interest in the appearance of Ironton and we appreciate everything Ironton aLive does for the downtown district.”

The area they will be concentrating on Center Street from the bridge to Fourth Street.

“They’re trying to get it picked up and ready for the fall and winter months,” Keith said.

Keith emphasized that this is a cleanup for just the downtown area.

“There will not be any alley pickups,” she said. “This is an event sponsored by Ironton aLive only.”

Keith said the City of Ironton should have its own community cleanup in the spring.

“It’s always in the spring time. As long as funds are available, we will have a community cleanup,” she said.

After the cleanup, Ironton aLive will be having a “Get Down” at 5 p.m. at the Ironton Farmer’s Market with music from Maclean James, SugarBeats and DINGZUI. The event is free.