Young professionals, others to give city a 'Clean Sweep'

February 18, 2009



Scott Ferguson, a member of the Link’d Young Professionals networking organization, Tuesday, asked the Columbus City Council to support Clean Sweep Columbus, an effort to make Columbus shine before the annual influx of visitors brought by the city’s Pilgrimage events. 


“I must say the city looks better than it has in years,” Ferguson said, commending the mayor and council on beautification efforts over the last two years. “(Clean Sweep Columbus) is our way of giving back.” 


Link’d Young Professionals is partnering with area youth groups, civic organizations and residents to walk through neighborhoods, along the Pilgrimage route and along Highway 45 North, to pick up litter, limbs or other trash on sidewalks and in streets. 


Clean Sweep Columbus volunteers will meet March 28 at 9 a.m. at the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market, located on the corner of Second Street and Second Avenue North, to clean up the community. 


“We’d really like to go community-wide,” Ferguson said, noting efforts, in which the public is encouraged to participate, will not be restricted to the downtown area. 


“This is an outstanding project,” Mayor Robert Smith said.