Nearly 20 volunteers from the community joined the Stamford Chamber of Commerce for the Chamber’s cleanup on the Square Saturday, June 17. The board of directors, along with the volunteers, took to the Square to sweep curbs, pull weeds, trim trees, and more.

“It was an awesome feeling to see so many different members of the community join us on the Square to cleanup,” Caitlin Richards, Stamford Chamber of Commerce executive director said. “Everyone worked together to help get Stamford’s Square ready for company.”

The volunteers focused primarily on the flowerbeds along the Square and the green space inside the Square. Many of the businesses that have signs on the Square, joined the cleanup effort by donating funds and even coming out prior to the cleanup to work on their flowerbeds.

After being on the Square for several hours, the group of volunteers decided to tackle Coca-Cola Park as well. The group of volunteers filled up a dump truck provided by Atmos Energy at least five times with tree trimmings, weeds, debris, and pine needles from both cleanup locations.

“It was a lot of hard work but everyone was in good spirits and motivated to spruce up the Square,” Richards said. “There was a strong sense of pride among the group all the way from the youngest volunteers to the oldest volunteers.”

The Chamber hopes the cleanup efforts in Stamford don’t stop at the Square though. The Chamber wants to encourage everyone in Stamford to evaluate how they can prepare their piece of Stamford for company. Not only because of the visitors coming to town soon because of the Texas Cowboy Reunion, but because of the dozens of visitors coming to town everyday to shop at the businesses and eat at the restaurants in Stamford.

“The cleanup day is something we hope to continue and build upon in the future,” Richards said. “Especially, after seeing the success and enthusiasm that has came from the cleanup already.”

For more information about how to get involved with the Chamber and community cleanup efforts, contact Caitlin Richards at chamber@stamfordcoc.org or at 325-773-2411.