Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. (DPI) will host a Downtown Pittsfield Cleanup on Friday, May 13 from 1 to 4 pm. DPI’s Downtown Pittsfield Cleanups are good-natured competitions between local companies and individuals supporting an important part of DPI’s Quality of Life Committee’s mission to keep downtown clean, safe, and friendly. This year close to 200 volunteers representing over 2 dozen local businesses and organizations will take to the streets for this annual event.
Participating teams include ARK Community Church, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Bank, Berkshire County Arc, Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Pride, Berkshire Roots, Berkshire Theatre Group, Berkshire United Way, Better Life Partners, BFAIR, Carr Hardware, Crane Currency, Dulye Leadership Experience, Guardian, Holiday Inn & Suites Pittsfield, Lee Bank, MOLARI Employment and HealthCare Services, Pittsfield Police Department, RE-FORMation Academy, SABIC, ServiceNet, Soldier On, Inc., Solutions Community Connections-Guidewire Inc, and Wayfair.
The Downtown Cleanup area includes North and South Street between East and West Housatonic Streets and Berkshire Medical Center and all side streets. The following awards will be presented by a panel of judges to 4 deserving Cleanup teams: Little Litter Busters, Crushed Soda Can, Golden Trash Bag, and the Dream Team Cleaners. This year’s judges will be Thomas W. Bernard, Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Warren Dews Jr., and Noel Henebury.
To companion the Downtown Pittsfield Cleanup, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. has proclaimed Friday, May 13th as “Pittsfield Clean Up Day”. On May 13, all Pittsfield residents are encouraged to get outside and clean up in their own neighborhoods. Suggested tasks include sweeping sidewalks, picking-up trash and debris, and anything else that makes the neighborhood a more welcoming place. Residents are encouraged to celebrate spring and their community spirit by participating in Pittsfield Clean Up Day and posting pictures of their efforts with the hashtag #PittsfieldCleanUpDay.
For more information on the Downtown Pittsfield Cleanup and Pittsfield Clean Up Day, you may call Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. at 413-443-6501.
Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. hosted a Downtown Pittsfield Cleanup on Friday, May 13 from 1 to 4 pm. Below are images and news coverage from the event!