Free brooms

Town of Souris fo­cuses on spot­less Main Street

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

A big sweep is un­der­way here and it has noth­ing to do with curl­ing.

The Souris in Bloom com­mit­tee in part­ner­ship with the town is hand­ing out free brooms to Main Street busi­nesses as part of a “Clean Sweep” cam­paign.

“We want to re­duce lit­ter, cig­a­rette butts and make the town more en­joy­able for res­i­dents and busi­ness alike,’’ says Mary Ellen O’Brien, the co-or­di­na­tor.

“So we are hand­ing out the brooms and ask­ing busi­ness folks to do a quick sweep at their busi­ness front each day.”

The bloom com­mit­tee has also been the force be­hind hang­ing bas­kets and send­ing out post cards to res­i­dents who have made a spe­cial ef­fort clean­ing up prop­er­ties.

The goal is also to pre­pare the area for Com­mu­nity in Bloom judges, who will visit the town July 19 to 21.

STEVE SHARRATT/THE GUARDIAN

Souris in Bloom co-or­di­na­tor Mary Ellen O’Brien, cen­tre, hands out new brooms to Deanna Bruce, left, and Erica Dixon from the Ever­green Café.

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