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Bring a Broom Saturday 2021

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Downtown Frederick Partnership

19 E Church Street

Frederick, MD 21701

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Volunteer clean-up day in Downtown Frederick!

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Join in the tenth annual Bring a Broom Saturday on Saturday, April 24, 2021! Community members are asked to bring their brooms and help Downtown Frederick get ready for spring.

Bring a Broom Saturday is made possible with support from Tobacco Free Frederick, Oldetowne Landscape Architects, Grant County Mulch and the City of Frederick.

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GENERAL INFO: Volunteer a few hours of your time with friends and neighbors to help make downtown shine! Volunteers will sweep sidewalks, mulch tree wells, pick up trash and plant flowers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring your own broom, dustpan, work gloves, light gardening tools (trowel, small shovel, etc.), water bottle and face mask — trash bags will be provided.

NEW THIS YEAR: Volunteers should report directly to their assigned clean-up locations at 8:30AM. Your clean-up location will be assigned to you in advance by the event organizers. There will not be a centralized volunteer check-in at the Partnership office. Event organizers will be circulating around downtown to assist volunteers.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: All volunteers must register in advance this year. The deadline to register is 10AM on Monday, April 19. Please register by this time so that you can be assigned a clean-up location in advance.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED: Please note that face masks are required for all volunteers.

ADDITIONAL EVENT CHANGES: In an effort to reduce volunteer gatherings, the complimentary volunteer lunch and breakfast are cancelled for 2021. Instead, we encourage any hungry volunteers to show their support for our local businesses by purchasing snacks and meals from a downtown restaurant or shop.

GROUP REGISTRATION: Bring a Broom Saturday is a great volunteer opportunity for companies, sports teams, social clubs and civic groups. If you're volunteering as part of a group, choose the "group member" option at registration and search for your team name. If you're a group leader and need to set up a group sign-up page for your team, please contact leeann@downtownfrederick.org.

Disclaimer: Downtown Frederick Partnership, its sponsors, and other coordinating bodies assume no responsibility of any kind for any claims, injuries or damages resulting from your cleanup, regardless of the cause. You agree to waive all claims, hold harmless and indemnify Downtown Frederick Partnership, its sponsors, coordinating bodies, officers and directors against all claims arising from or related to your cleanup event registered with Bring a Broom Saturday. By submitting this registration you affirm that you have read and understand this disclaimer and you hereby agree to the conditions for participation. This disclaimer shall be interpreted under the laws of the state of Maryland and any disputes or legal proceedings resolved in said location. By submitting this registration, you acknowledge that you have authority to enter into this agreement.

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Who do I contact if I need more information about the event?

Please reach out to Leeann Crews, Marketing & Promotion Manager for Downtown Frederick Partnership, at leeann@downtownfrederick.org or 301.698.8118.

Is there an age limit to participate?

All ages are welcome. For kids younger than 16, we ask that a chaperone volunteer with them to help guide the children's work. For teens older than 16, we welcome them to work without adult supervision. 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 1st, 2021 from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. Some event aspects may be canceled if rescheduling is required due to weather. Please check our Facebook event page for the most up to date information.

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 assign you a clean-up location prior to the event.

Do I need to register in advance? Can I sign up the day of the event?

In order to limit contact, there will not be an in-person check-in during the 2021 event. Therefore, we ask all volunteers to register in advance (using the online Eventbrite page) in order to receive a clean-up assignment .

Can I ask for a specific block to clean up?

Groups with twelve people or more can request a specific block for clean up. Blocks will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you have a group of twelve or more people, please email Leeann Crews at leeann@downtownfrederick.org to coordinate the details.

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 www.parkfrederick.org.

What areas of Downtown Frederick are being swept?

Volunteers will help sweep Patrick Street between Bentz and East Streets and Market Street between South and Ninth Streets. The sweep area also includes the residential blocks, alleyways and several parks from South Street to Ninth Street between Bentz and East Streets.

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