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March 28, 2019

Contact: Sue Huggett - Marketing and Engagement Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  269-344-0795

Spring Spruce UP DOWNtown scheduled for May 23

Kalamazoo, MI—Join Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership for the annual Spring Spruce UP DOWNtown on Thursday, May 23! Downtown businesses, offices, organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate in this collaborative effort to make downtown even more beautiful. This is a great team building opportunity while giving back to your community!

Morning and afternoon volunteer shifts are available, 8:30a.m - 11:30a.m. and 12:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. Each shift will begin at the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership board room, located at 162 E. Michigan Ave. Snacks and water will be provided throughout the event. Additionally, a lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.

Volunteer groups will be assigned into geographic zones, and tasks will include planting flowers, picking up trash, power washing, washing window, weeding and light landscaping. The following items will be provided: work gloves, shovels, rakes, brooms, trash bags and dust masks. Dress for mess; casual clothes are recommended.

To register your team or as an individual from 8:30-11:30 a.m., visit https://bit.ly/2TCtAvb. To register your team or as an individual from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., visit https://bit.ly/2JHXizg.

In the case of severe weather, the event will be postponed until Thursday, May 30.

About Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership

Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is a private, non-profit organization that works with both the public and private sectors in preserving and enhancing the economic health of Kalamazoo’s downtown area and, in turn, the Kalamazoo community. In conjunction with its affiliate organizations, it manages a full range of activities that include capital improvement projects, business development and recruitment programs, image marketing and event planning in order to establish Downtown Kalamazoo as an accessible, diverse, green, progressive and vibrant urban center. For more information, visit downtownkalamazoo.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.