Annual downtown clean-up brings 113 volunteers

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WICHITA, Kan. -- The fourth annual downtown clean-up along Douglas St. in Wichita brought out 113 people. The cleanup route extend from St. Francis Street to Waco.

People were sweeping streets, touching up road paint, picking up trash and doing landscaping work. Angie Courtney was spreading mulch around the flower beds near Century II. "I think getting involved in the community is good and to see the community coming together to keep our city looking good and more inviting," Courtney said, "I think that was really awesome."

Courtney's friend Suzy Finn was helping with the same chore. "It's exciting to see so many people of different ages come out and help with something like this and make sure that downtown is looking good," Finn said.

The event was put on by the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation. The WDDC works in conjunction with the city of Wichita to help coordinate tasks and get supplies to the volunteers.

Communications Director for WDDC said that the cost was very small for the project because of the over 100 volunteers helping for free.

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