Government
12:34 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Clean Sweep Now One Day, All-City Event

Clean Sweep crew at Frontier Field
Credit Alex Crichton / WXXI

On a chilly spring morning, city officials and staff joined members of the Rochester Red Wings to announce a new format for the annual Clean Sweep program.

Originally six separate events, then four, now it's a one-day all-city event, originating at Frontier Field on May 3rd.

Volunteers will gather at 8am that morning and head out to various work sites throughout the city.

Then they'll return to the ball park, where they'll be entitled to free admission to a Red Wings game, and a voucher for a hot dog and a drink.

Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon says in addition to the one-day event, there will be several smaller Clean Sweep efforts during the summer

Norman Jones is City Department of Environmental Service Commissioner.

He says Frontier Field is a great community asset that can accommodate the number of people they anticipate.

He says working with all parts of our community in cleaning up our city is a great lesson in civic pride.

This is the ninth year of the program.

2,383 people participated last year, and organizers want to see that number grow this year.

Groups and individuals can register for Clean Sweep at the city's website.