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Don and Josh take to the streets

Chamber, Downtown Association, Fringe North tidy up the downtown for Earth Day
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Don Ferguson, Sault Chamber of Commerce communications officer, and Josh Ingram, Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Association general manager, took part in the second annual Earth Day cleanup on Queen Street, Apr. 21, 2017. Darren Taylor/SooToday

Members of the Sault’s business community gave up their traditional noon lunch hour Friday to pitch in with the second annual Earth Day clean-up.

Saturday is Earth Day, officially.

SooToday caught up with Don Ferguson, Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce communications officer, Brandi Williamson-Meletiou, the Chamber’s marketing & events champion, and Josh Ingram, Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Association general manager, as the three did a quick pick up of litter from sidewalks on Queen Street between East and Dennis Streets.

About 10 volunteers from the Chamber, the Downtown Association and Fringe North took part in the clean-up.

“We have a beautification guy who does this every day, so we’re just getting the little pieces, small stuff,” Ingram said, after the crew set out from the Chamber offices at 369 Queen Street East.

Ingram and Williamson-Meletiou said they have decided to donate one lunch hour a month to do a quick clean-up of Queen Street, and encourage volunteers to join them.  

Downtown eatery Solo Trattoria donated lunch for the volunteers who worked to pick up litter through the traditional noon lunch hour Friday.

 

 



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Darren Taylor is a news reporter and photographer in Sault Ste Marie. He regularly covers community events, political announcements and numerous board meetings. With a background in TV and Radio, Darren has been a reporter for 15 years.
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