Project Southtown Cleanup: Volunteers clean Springfield neighborhood

Community leaders and residents of Springfield’s Southtown neighborhood helped clean up street corners, alleyways and storefronts Saturday as part of Project Southtown Cleanup along South Grand Avenue.

The event was designed to provide an outlet for the community to come together and help make the area more attractive to people shopping and driving through each day. Hosted at Everything Intricate, an event space under the umbrella of Project Southtown, the impetus for the cleanup came last year when Tiara Standage, owner of Everything Intricate, wanted to clean up the store front in order to make it more attractive to guests.

“Before I did my grand opening, I wanted to do a cleanup just to get some of the trash off the streets and have the neighborhood look a little bit better,” Standage said. “Me and George (Sinclair, the property owner) decided to make it an annual thing.”

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