How You Can Help Give the Sault a Makeover & Win Prizes Too!

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Believe it or not but one day the snow will melt and what lays underneath , may not be pretty. It’s time to clean up the place! and you could win some prizes while making the community the beautiful city as we all know it.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is inviting residents to register and participate in the 3rd Annual 20 minute makeover on April 22nd.

Registered participants are required to clean-up outside their home or business for at least 20 minutes, for example picking up litter or removing illegal graffiti. The intent of the event is to promote civic pride and community beautification, and celebrate Earth Day said a media release Monday. Registrations are now being accepted through April 22nd.

Registered participants get a handy kit to help you with your 20 minute makeover. The clean-up kit that contains gloves, garbage bags, and other items will be supplied while they last. Residents are urged to register s early.

New to the event this year targets illegal graffiti. A growing problem in the downtown and abandoned buildings around the city. “the City’s Graffiti SWAT Team will be on the lookout to identify illegal tagging in the downtown core to tackle it’s removal.” stated the release. Led by City Councillors Steve Butland and Susan Myers, the Graffiti Swat Team will be on the lookout to identify illegal tagging in the downtown core. “City beautification is more than picking up litter one day of the year,” said Councillor Butland. “It is about changing the face of the City and setting a new standard for citizens to live by.”

“As co-chair of the Council Committee on Graffiti, I am very pleased to see the theme for this year’s 20 Minute Makeover include removal of illegal tagging. This is one more aspect of keeping our community green and pristine,” says Councillor Myers.

Registered participants will receive a clean-up kit containing gloves, garbage bags, and other items – while supplies last. Registration forms and event information is available on the City website at www.cityssm.on.ca – City Hall Bulletins or by clicking here. Participants can drop off completed registration forms and pick-up clean-up kits at several locations including: Civic Centre lobby, Walmart North (Great Northern Road) courtesy desk, and Downtown Association office (496 Queen Street East).

Prizes will be awarded for the best participant photos taken during the event, including gift baskets, gift cards, hats, shirts, and rain barrels.

Councillor Butland, joined by Councillor Myers will kick off the event at the Civic Centre at 11 a.m. on April 22nd.

To be eligible for a prize, please email your photos by Friday April 25, 2014, to Madison Zuppa at m.zuppa@cityssm.on.ca.

Specials thanks to event sponsors: Walmart North; OLG; Tim Hortons; Blue Diamond; Final Touch; Weber Supply; Green For Life; and media sponsors: CTV; Rogers Sault Ste. Marie Radio; and Sault Star for their generous contributions.