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Are you ready to start this spring off right? We're excited to announce that we're helping The James Gang in it's commitment to beautify downtown Iowa City. You may have noticed the painted benches in the pedmall and scattered around the downtown area. This is all a part of the BenchMarks program, a project put together by the Iowa City Downtown District as a part of the Community Gallery Program.
The artwork of the first go-around has intrigued and inspired, but a year of outdoor elements have taken their toll. The benches are ready to be prepped and primed for BenchMarks 2.0! The Downtown District is ready for a fresh look and we've been asked to get the pedmall and it's benches ready for it. We'll also be helping in Spring Cleaning of the downtown gardens and public areas. We'll have teams of people focusing on each of these tasks.
Here are the details:
When: Saturday, May 11 -- 9:00a - 12:00p
Where: Weatherdance Fountain outside the Sheraton
What to bring: Clothes you don't care about, and these tools if you have any: extension cords, sander, wire brushes(**be certain to write your name on any tools you bring).
Online Registration: If you're wanting to chip in, PLEASE REGISTER so we can assign teams. Walk-up volunteers will be asked to fill-in if and where needed.
In the morning, we'll be providing coffee, donuts, and juice and lunch after the project for those who are able to stick around. We ask that you come at 9a sharp to get signed in, have a cup of coffee, and be ready to roll.
Looking forward to rubbing elbows with you!