After six months of leadership training sessions and dialogue, the 2003 Lewiston/Auburn Civic Leadership Institute, now named Project Neighborhood, has joined with other Lewiston and Auburn community businesses and civic organizations to undertake a cleanup of parks in Lewiston and Auburn at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

This event, called Community Cleanup and Celebration, will be held in the spirit of the previously successful L/A Green Sweeps project and is an effort to unite the resources of the Twin Cities in order to enhance their beauty.

Residents of Auburn and Lewiston are invited to participate in the cleanup, and are critical to its success. Lewiston parks targeted for cleanup are: Kennedy, Pierce Street, St. Mary’s, Maple Street, Marcotte, Lionel Potvin, Railroad, Veteran’s Memorial, and Leeds.

In Auburn, parks to be cleaned are: Festival Plaza, Riverwalk, Bonney, Moulton, Pettengill, and the Mechanic’s Row and Great Falls Plaza areas.

Volunteers should report either to Maple Street Park in Lewiston, or to Festival Plaza in Auburn at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, rain or shine.

All necessary cleaning materials will be provided. The first 200 volunteers will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Immediately after the cleanup, volunteers and their families are invited to a community celebration party, to be held around noon in Auburn’s Festival Plaza. The party will feature a free lunch, a live DJ spinning popular music, prizes donated by local merchants, and activities for children.

For more information, or to make a donation to the Community Cleanup and Celebration, phone Kim Brown at 795-0011.

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