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Bring a Broom Saturday
- April 27, 2013 8:30 AM
Join in the second annual Bring A Broom Saturday on Saturday, April 27, 2013! This downtown clean up is brought to you by The Candlelight House Tour Committee of Celebrate Frederick, Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) 11 and Downtown Frederick Partnership. Community members are asked to Bring A Broom and help Downtown Frederick get ready for spring. To register to attend (advance registration is preferred but not required), please follow this link.
Bring a broom, a water bottle, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a visor and your friends and neighbors to help Downtown Frederick freshen up! Volunteers will sweep, mulch, clean up and plant flowers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
On the day of the event, register at the Partnership office (19 E Church St) between 8:30 and 9AM and receive your clean up assignment. Breakfast snacks, coffee and water will be available during registration. Clean up continues from 9 - 11AM. Free pizza courtesy of Brewer's Alley will be available to all Bring A Broom Saturday volunteers at the conclusion of the event.
Who do I contact if I need more information about the event?
Please reach out to Kara Norman, Partnership Executive Director, at this email address or 301.698.8118.
Is there an age limit to participate?
All ages are welcome. For kids younger than 16, we ask that parents be on hand to help guide their children's work. For older teens, they are welcome to work with or without their parents. All volunteers are asked to follow the direction of the on site block captain. The block captain was recruited to serve as a resource to the Bring A Broom volunteers and guide the work in each block.
What about bad weather?
In case of rain, the event will be held on Saturday, May 4. Some event aspects may be canceled if rescheduling is required due to weather.
Do I need to print a ticket?
You do not need to print a ticket or bring a ticket with you to the event. Simply register online. The event organizers will check you in between 8:30 and 9AM on Saturday, April 27 at the Partnership office located at 19 E Church Street.
Do I need to register in advance? Can I sign up the day of the event?
While we would prefer to have everyone register in advance, you are welcome to join us on Saturday without pre-registering. Advance registration assists us in planning for an effective event with ample snacks and supplies.
Where do I park?
You are welcome to park in any of the City parking garages. The Church Street Public Parking Garage (17 E Church St) is located directly adjacent to the Partnership office. For more information, see the Partnership's website.
Who is sponsoring/hosting this event?
Downtown Frederick Partnership and NAC 11 joined forces to organize the event. Both organizations are thrilled to receive financial support from The Candelight House Tour Committee of Celebrate Frederick. The City of Frederick is providing in-kind support to the effort as well.
What happens after the event to keep Downtown Frederick clean?
Downtown Frederick Partnership is pleased to be a supporter of the Frederick Community Action Agency's Green Team. The Green Team is a unique effort to provide employment to people who are or have been homeless, with a special focus on homeless veterans. The Green Team completes a variety of efforts in Downtown Frederick including general clean up as well as power washing the sidewalks. The Bring A Broom Saturday event is timed to provide a kick off to the Green Team's spring and summer clean up efforts in Downtown Frederick. This crew will work throughout the warm weather months to improve the cleanliness of Downtown Frederick. Bring A Broom Saturday provides a head start as they begin their work in the new season.