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Volunteers to give Sharpsburg a good spring cleaning May 11

| Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Plans are under way to get Sharpsburg ready for Memorial Day.

A cleanup day is scheduled for May 11, at 10 a.m., Councilman Karen Pastor said last week. Volunteers will help beautify the town, rain or shine.

Though in the past, the borough has received help from local college students, this time it will be only residents.

“It's just us, we don't have any college kids or anything. It's just going to be us cleaning up the town so it looks good for the Memorial Day parade,” Pastor said.

The borough also hopes to have an electronics recycling event that day. Those plans are being finalized.

“Anybody who has computer, monitors, TV, cell phones, stereos, they can bring it and they'll take it,” Pastor said.

Main St. also should be cleaned up before the holiday.

Councilman Lou DeLuca said work on Main St., which has been the site of a gas line replacement project, should be done before the town hosts its annual program. He said he believes work will be done before the holiday.

“I suspect that the whole thing will be done by Memorial Day,” DeLuca said.

Officials had previously said they wanted the project done before Memorial Day events. DeLuca said temporary work is currently being done on the road before it is repaved. Sidewalks also should be repaired within the next few weeks.

Officials also agreed to make a $300 donation to the Memorial Day committee, which organizes the annual event.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

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