9:15 AM: Annual ‘Hands On Jamestown’ Beautifies City

Pictured, from left, are Brielle Berg, Lucie Digirolamo, Sydney Conti, Robbie Williams, Carley Daniels, Payton Gibbs and William Schnars. P-J photo by Eric Tichy
Pictured, from left, are Beckett Lumia, Tommy Kathman, Cameron Burgess and Caden Wahl. P-J photo by Eric Tichy
Pictured, from left, are Kinsley Berg, Olive Mary, Layla Amatuzzo and Alida Amatuzzo. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Dozens of area volunteers — including kids with brooms, rakes and garbage bags — took part in “Hands On James,” a community-wide effort to clean and beautify the city organized by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

The volunteers, many sponsored by local businesses and organizations, assist the city parks department with flower planting, litter collection and sweeping.

“Hans on Jamestown has been a great success in the past, and we are excited to run this great event again,” said Zach Agett, marketing and events manager for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

Many kids helped take part in Saturday’s cleanup and beautification effort. Among those that helped were kids from the Southern Tier Storm Soccer Academy in Jamestown.