Chamber of Commerce, volunteers spring clean in downtown Terre Haute

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce teamed up with members of the community to freshen up the city.

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 6:29 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce teamed up with members of the community to freshen up the city.

Volunteers cleaned up trash and clutter from streets downtown.

All to make the city beautiful in time for spring.

Kelly Ford, the owner of J. Ford's Black Angus restaurant, has already been hard at work keeping the community clean.

"Put a little bit of effort into it. It doesn't take much to pick up trash, fluff the mulch, trim some bushes, pull some weeds. It doesn't take that much effort or time, and it does really pay off when you're driving by or you're just walking down the street," said Ford.

Ford has helped plant flowers from 7th street all the way to Ohio Street.

She doesn't just plant flowers outside of her restaurant.

"We plant thyme, we'll do fresh mint, and some other herbs that we'll bring in," said Ford.

If all business owners in the downtown area put in a little work, it could make a difference.

"Just your own little area in front of your door. If everybody takes care of just that, it'll really make a big difference," said Ford.

Local business owners like Ford are hoping to start the year out fresh and clean, so it can continue to stay that way for the remainder of the year.

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