Volunteers clean downtown core

Jeff Da Silva cleans up garbage in front of City Hall Thursday. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

An army of volunteers spread out across the city Thursday for the annual pitch in week clean-up.

The City of Prince Albert and the Prince Albert Downtown Business Improvement District (PADBID) were two of the groups who worked to organize the event. Dozens of volunteers headed out with black and yellow garbage bags, gloves and sharps containers to pick up what others had left behind.

“It was exciting to see people getting out of their offices and participating,” said PADBID executive director Rick Orr.

“We had a number of organizations – probably too many to count – that were cleaning up the area downtown.”

PADBID did their part by handing out garbage bags and sharps containers. So did Tim Hortons, providing yellow garbage bags nationwide to help with pitch-in efforts.

For more on this story, please see the April 29 print or e-editin of the Daily Herald.