It is time to take final steps to make sure the community is ready for the many visitors who will be arriving to participate in the 10-day festival as the start of Dodge City Days is less than two weeks away.

"The top priority during this time will be given to the busy arterial streets and parade route that will carry most of the traffic to the events," said Dodge City public information specialist Abbey Martin in a news release. "City staff has been cleaning dirt and sand from sidewalks and curbs, edging, mowing, weed eating and performing litter cleanups and trash removal.

"The street sweeper will then follow the staff to pick up extra debris."

The monthly downtown cleanup with Main Street Dodge City will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, in Eisenhower Park.

To further prepare the downtown area for Final Friday and the start of the festival, volunteers will be needed.

Contact Main Street coordinator Coral Lopez at corall@dodgedev.org or 620-227-9501 for volunteer information.

"Businesses and residents can play an essential part in the preparations by looking at their properties to see if there is something extra that can be done that will give the visitors and tourists a great Dodge City experience," Martin said. " ‘Company is coming to town’ in a big way, and there is no better time to work together to put our best foot forward."

 

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