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Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. (DPI) will host its 21st Annual Downtown Pittsfield Spring Cleanup on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm. 29 teams made up of over 150 volunteers from local businesses will sport trash bags, rakes, and brooms and take to the streets of Pittsfield for the three hour clean up this Friday afternoon.

 

For over twenty years, local businesses have supported this initiative of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. and have come together for a fun afternoon of hard work and competition. This year will feature teams from 1Berkshire, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Bank, Berkshire County ARC, Berkshire Family YMCA, Berkshire Housing, Berkshire Medical Center, Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Theatre Group, Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, City of Pittsfield, Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook, Crane Currency, Framework Coworking, General Dynamics, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Guidewire Inc, Hotel on North, Miraval Resorts, MountainOne, North Street Residents, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, Radiance Yoga, RBC Wealth Management, Teton Management Corp, UNICO of Pittsfield, and the West Side Neighborhood Initiative.

 

After the Cleanup, an awards ceremony for participants will be hosted by J. Allen’s Clubhouse Grille. Event judges Mayor Linda Tyer, Chief Michael Wynn, Chief Bob Czerwinski, and Senator Adam Hinds will determine the award winners. Special guest Pittsfield Suns Mascot Ray will also be out cheering on the teams.

 

DPI’s Annual Downtown Pittsfield Spring Cleanup is an important part of DPI’s Quality of Life Committee’s mission to keep downtown clean, safe, and friendly.

**Update**

Thank you to all 17 teams who participated in the rainy 21st Annual Downtown Cleanup on May 17: Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Bank, Berkshire County Arc, Berkshire Housing, Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Natural Resources Council, BRTA, City of Pittsfield, Cohen Kinne Valicenti Cook, Crane Currency, Framework Coworking, General Dynamics, Greylock, Guardian, Hotel on North, MountainOne, and Pittsfield Co-op Bank!

Thank you to the cleanup judges: Mayor Linda Tyer, Chief Czerwinksi, and Tricia Farley-Bouvier!

 

Awards were warmly accepted by:

*Barrington Stage Company – Art of Recycling (Most Energetic Team)

*Guardian – Broken Blister (A Small Team That Did a Big Job)

*Berkshire County Arc – Crushed Soda Can (Remembered to Have Fun and Still Got the Job Done)

*MountainOne – Golden Trash Bag (Used Extraordinary Measures to Get the Job Done)

 

Thank you to J. Allen’s for feeding all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to clean up downtown!

 

Images from the 2019 Cleanup Below: