Street Sweep 2016 beautifies downtown and Hill Section

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The University of Scranton Student government organized more than 300 students, members of student clubs and organizations, for its semi-annual Street Sweep on Saturday, April 16 to clean up and beautify downtown Scranton and the Hill Section.

Sites included Hill neighborhood streets from Madison to Prescott spanning Mulberry to Myrtle, downtown planters, the Nay Aug Park greenhouse and rose garden, William Prescott Elementary’s playground, and the Hill Neighborhood Association’s Clay and Poplar vacant lot project. Collaborating offices and groups included: University of Scranton Office of Clubs and Organizations & Office of Community and Government Relations, Scranton Tomorrow, Penn State Master Gardeners, William Prescott Elementary PTA, the Greenhouse Project and the Hill Neighborhood Association.

Street SweepLeft: Julie Schumacher Cohen, Director of Community and Government Relations; Patricia Cummings, Coordinator, clubs, organizations and student government; Maureen Gray, Hill Neighborhood Association member; Christopher Kilner, Student Government President.

Right: Emily Brees, Greenhouse Project volunteer; Katherine Allen, clubs intern; Steve Ward, Penn State Master Gardeners; Leslie Collins, Executive Director of Scranton Tomorrow; and Alice Chen-Liaw, Student Government Communications Director.