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Volunteers brighten up Youngstown's gateway

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - People visiting Youngstown, or just passing through could have a better first impression of the city thanks to some volunteers.

Employees from the Boardman Township Lowe's store put the final touches on planting and landscaping work around the Welcome to Youngstown sign at I-680 and 711 on Thursday.

Over the past year, Green Youngstown and Lowe's have been working together to make the entrances to Youngstown more inviting to travelers.

Lowe's workers have already removed stumps from the site and made repairs to the sign. On Wednesday they were joined by volunteers to plant flowers and bushes around the sign.

Lowe's provided all the consultation, project design, workers, plants and supplies free of charge as part of it's Lowe's Heroes program.

Green Youngstown is a division of the Department of Public Works. Their mission is to educate and encourage the community to improve their environments through waste reduction, recycling,
beautification efforts, and reducing and eliminating blight and litter.

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