Thursday, August 20, 2020

Main Street sets annual city-wide clean-up in Wayne

Wayne Main Street, in conjunction with several community partners, will host the annual Clean-Up Day in downtown Wayne from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Aug. 29. Community members of all ages are expected to participate in the effort to clean the downtown area of the city. Registration for the event will open at 9 a.m. at the Wayne Historical Museum located at 1 Towne Square in Wayne.
Last year, the event was an overwhelming success, with more than 150 volunteers participating, noted a spokesman.

“This year, we will have a limit of 100 volunteers, including our staff. We will put social distancing practices in place and encourage participants to wear masks and bring gloves. Volunteers can sign up to participate by visiting and clicking on the Volunteer Here! link,” he added.  Snacks and water will be provided at registration for volunteers.
This event will take place just before Labor Day weekend and help promote a cleaner downtown Wayne, organizers said.
“With everything going on, we need something that brings us all together safely. Cleaning up downtown Wayne allows us to practice social distancing in small groups, while we work together to create a cleaner, better downtown,” commented Sam Rainey, a member of the Wayne Main Street clean-up day committee.
Wayne Main Street was launched in 2011 by a group of caring individuals and has evolved into one of the largest civic organizations in the city.  Last year, volunteers contributed more than 2,700 service hours to the community.  In 2014, the organization was recognized by the Michigan Main Street Association as a Select-Level Main Street community.  For more information, visit