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South End Community Day & Block Party

“Tools for a Great Community”

Saturday, April 28th

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 28th as we will hold the first South End Community Day and Block Party. The day will be broken into two parts. Community Day, 9am-noon, will be a morning of beautification and clean up projects

We are partnering with the Charlotte CommunityToolBank to celebrate their first year in South End and to help facilitate a series of beautification and clean up projects in South End that will take place from 9am to noon. We will plant flowers, create some new flower beds, pick up trash, remove graffiti, clean up along the Rail Trail and a couple art projects as well.

Here is a list of some of the projects we will be working on:

Flowers and Flower Bed (West Blvd and Camden, Park Ave and South Blvd, Park Ave on Office Side beds, Trolley Museum Light Rail side, Camden and Park Ave, Bed by South End Sign at Camden and Tryon, Bed by Wayfinding Sign at Chipotle, Replant Pots along Camden, Kingston and South Blvd,   Kingston and Camden, Identify locations to plant Trees)

Clean Up  (Rail Trail broken down into sections, Graffiti Removal)

Volunteer! We are looking for 50 volunteers for South End Community Day so please sign up through Hands on Charlotte at http://www.handsoncharlotte.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0CA000000GLvUTMA1

If you have any questions, please contact Ted Boyd at tboyd@charlottecentercity.org.

The Celebration aka Block Party, will come later that day with a street festival along Camden Rd between Tryon and Park Ave starting at 5:30pm and going until 10:30pm. We’ll have a stage with live music, games in the street, food trucks, craft beer and lots of fun. While the history of South End goes back to the mid 1800′s with the introduction of the Rail Road, the place we have come to know as South End took real shape about 20 years ago with the dedication and hard work of many people who revitalized the Trolley, redeveloped old warehouses and industrial buildings, and fought hard to make South End a special place. This past 20 years is but one of the many milestones and chapters that make up South End’s history and it’s right for us to celebrate!

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