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Volunteers spruce up Ironwood

 

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JEAN BASOM, left, and Becky Schwartz bag litter on Lowell Street during Ironwood's Make A Difference Day on Saturday morning.

IRONWOOD - Ironwood's bag men and ladies hit the streets on a sun-filled Saturday morning.

They collected any garbage they could find during the annual Make a Difference Day.

"We have a small, but dedicated crew out here today," said city manager Scott Erickson, as he handed out garbage bags and gloves to the volunteers from the Depot.

A slight breeze held off the booming mosquito population.

Jean Basom and Becky Schwartz headed down Lowell Street at a fast pace, kicking off their effort around 9 a.m., while other twosomes hit other areas of the city.

Following the clean-up effort, a cook-out awaited the workers at the Depot.

City trucks were on hand to collect the day's accumulation of garbage-filled bags.