City heart spruce up
ANDREW Butkus feels inspired.
The idea of sprucing up Maryborough’s CBD struck a chord with the owner of ZipPrint on Kent Street.
“We got inspired by the idea of rejuvenating the CBD so we decided to start by rejuvenating our own shopfront,” he said.
“We’re revamping our signage and will be participating in the Spring Clean on Sunday.
“You could do nothing and expect results, but if we try, we at least have a hope of changing things.”
Andrew has been in business in Maryborough for 15 years.
His first print shop was called Butkus Printing but a few years ago he changed the business name to ZipPrint.
He is among dozens of business owners who have signed up for the big clean up of the city centre this Sunday.
Councillor Gerard O’Connell said the response to the Spring Clean had been overwhelming.
“At last count we had more than 60 RSVPs – no one RSVPs to a working bee,” he said.
“But people have picked up the phone and done it.
“This is about the council and the broader community helping each other.
“What a great feeling it is and what a great way to show community spirit. Maryborough’s heart is beating loud and long.”
Anyone can join in the Spring Clean – just register with the council by calling 1300 794 929 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 794 929 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Participants should meet at the City Hall at 8am to sign on for insurance purposes.
Cleaning gear will be supplied by the council and everyone is invited to a barbecue and drinks for lunch afterwards.