On a beautiful April morning (Saturday, April 21), over 150 volunteers gathered in downtown Wayne to participate in Wayne’s Annual Clean-Up Day. Volunteers were broken up into teams and positioned throughout downtown, charged with picking up trash and removing debris that had built up from this past Winter.
Volunteers focused on sweeping streets and cleaning up the islands and parking lots throughout downtown.
Friends of the Rouge also led a team of volunteers in efforts to clean up Wayne’s portion of the Rouge River and downtown trail system. In total, more than 100 bags of trash were collected.
This event would not have been possible without the help of Wayne Main Street’s partners. The following groups provided invaluable support: Friends of the Rouge, Healthy Wayne, Interact Club, Rouge-a-Palooza, the Wayne Chamber of Commerce, City of Wayne’s Department of Public Works, Wayne Memorial High School’s JROTC and the Wayne Rotary Club.
Wayne Main Street is grateful to their partner organizations and all of the volunteers who joined in the clean-up. Professional Insurance Associates and Tubby’s-Wayne provided refreshments for the volunteers. Wayne Main Street’s Executive Director, Maxwell Cameron, comments on the phenomenal turnout. “When we work together as a community, we can make Wayne an even greater community to live, work and grow together.”