Hundreds of volunteers help spruce up downtown Indianapolis' Wholesale District

200 volunteers participate in fifth annual event

INDIANAPOLIS - Hundreds of volunteers pitched in Monday to spruce up downtown Indianapolis' Wholesale District in an effort to keep the city center beautiful.

More than 200 volunteers partnered with district employees for the fifth annual event that aims to create a pedestrian-friendly environment for the downtown area which includes New York, Delaware, South and West streets.

Tasks included sweeping sidewalks, curbs, removing stickers, painting over graffiti and picking up litter.

Event organizers said they want the city to be spotless for Indianapolis 500 and other events that will attract thousands of tourists this summer.

Volunteers gathered at the Marriott Place complex at 9:30 a.m.

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