Downtown Yukon ‘spruce-up’ this Saturday

Volunteers needed for ‘Great American Cleanup’ beautification effort

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Yukon Main Street Director Vicki Davis

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Downtown Yukon is ready for some serious cleaning.

Literally.

This Saturday, volunteers will converge on Main Street to spruce up Yukon’s historic business district.

This downtown clean-up effort will be 9 a.m. to noon June 12 as Yukon’s Best Main Street revitalizes this section of Highway 66.

“We’re looking for volunteers to help,” Yukon Main Street Director Vicki Davis said.

The effort is part of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s “Great American Cleanup.”

Workers are asked to meet at the corner of 5th and Main.

“We will provide trash bags,” Davis explained. “We’ll have a limited supply of gloves and safety vests available.”

Sweeping sidewalks, pulling weeds from sidewalk cracks and general cleaning are on the agenda for the downtown clean-up event.

Yukon Main Street merchants and property owners are being encouraged to spruce up their storefronts and buildings – washing windows and sweeping cobwebs – for Saturday morning.

Participants will concentrate on the “walkable” areas of Main Street – but the effort could expand as more volunteers register.

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Individuals, families, businesses, churches, and civic groups are encouraged to pitch in.

“We welcome everybody to come down,” Davis said.

Anyone interested in helping should visit www.yukon66mainstreet.com

Saturday’s big event is the second in a two-phase Yukon Main Street beautification project. Volunteers and merchants on May 8 participated in a “planting day” to spruce up five planters along the 400 and 500 blocks of W Main.

This effort is coordinated by Stephanie Hale, chair of Yukon Main Street’s Design Point committee. Hale is a board member of the non-profit Yukon 66 Main Street Association.

The association has partnered with the City of Yukon with a mission to preserve and enhance Yukon’s rich-cultural heritage, provide an entrepreneurial-friendly environment, and position the Main Street district as a destination.

For more information, call the Yukon Main Street office at (405) 350-5999 or visit Yukon 66 Main Street Facebook page.

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