State Rep. Jefferson hosts Aug. 1 ‘Beautification Competition’
From press release
State Rep. Chuck Jefferson (D-Rockford) will host a West Side Beautification Competition from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at the Ellis Arts Academy, 222 S. Central Ave., Rockford.
Jefferson and community members will form teams and adopt a block of West State Street for the day, and compete to pick up the most trash. Following the competition, teams will be invited to the Ellis Heights United Neighborhood Center at 1810 W. State St. for refreshments and socialization.
Jefferson hopes teams will formally “Adopt A Block” through the City of Rockford to make sure this event is ongoing. Adopting a block requires the City of Rockford to place a sign, free of cost, on the adopted block recognizing the team, and asks that they maintain the block at least twice a year, for at least one year. Forms will be available on site during the clean-up competition.
For more information, call (815) 987-7433.
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