Volunteers help beautify downtown Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – This is the time of year to beautify where we live, and downtown Springfield is no exception.

The Springfield Business Improvement District Thursday spearheaded its annual effort to make downtown more welcoming.

Volunteers installed more than one thousand potted plants at landmarks that included the Edward P. Boland monument at the corner of Main Street and Harrison Avenue.

Executive assistant Michelle Grout of the Springfield Business Improvement District told 22News, “This just adds another layer of beautification and pride for us down here for the daily workers, visitors, and residents. We’re part of our city and we look forward to shadowing it off in the best possible way.”

The organizers had plenty of help from the Sheraton Hotel personnel along with the downtown Starbucks.

The Springfield beautification project was but one of a worldwide series of Starbucks initiatives in keeping with the goals of Earth Day.

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