Phillips "CleanSweep" 2005

Event organizer Jana Metge of Phillips Weed & Seed with MPD Chief William McManus.
Pastor Ernest Tate of Messiah Lutheran Church tidies the boulevard at 25th and Park in Phillips West.
Group shot of early turn-outs at the staging point hosted by Welna Ace Hardware.
City Council Member Robert Lilligren, Candice Washington of Abbott Northwestern Hospital and her daughter delivered food and encouragement to volunteers at the staging point hosted by Thomson Dougherty Funeral Home. Lilligren lives in Phillips West, Washington in Midtown Phillips.
Volunteers of all ages contributed to the success of the Phillips Community CleanSweep. Pictured above and below, two famiies in Ventura Village.

October 15, 2005—The organizers of the Phillips Community Cleansweep would like to thank the hundreds of neighbors who took to the streets of Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips and Ventura Village to clean up street litter and help households dispose of large loads of trash. The beautiful autumn morning provided a great backdrop for community action.

Fanning out from Park and Bloomington Avenues, 450 volunteers picked up street and residential trash throughout Phillips West, Midtown, East Phillips and Ventura Village. CleanSweep 2005 marked the second straight year the four neighborhoods have united for a community event.

Phillips Community CleanSweep 2005 was sponsored by Phillips Weed & Seed, Thomson Dougherty Funeral Home and the Phillips Partnership.


Phillips Weed & Seed

Thomson Dougherty Funeral Home

Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
Phillips Partnership

Contributors and participating groups

Ventura Village Neighborhood
Chicago/Lake Business Association
Bloomington/Cedar/Lake Commercial Association
Hiawatha/Lake Business Association
U.S. Bank
Project for Pride in Living
Phillips Community Residents
Mt. Olive Jobs After School Program
Mt. Olive Neighborhood Ministries Program
East Phillips Improvement Coalition
Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Organization
Welna Ace Hardware
Hennepin County Sentence to Service
City of Mpls./Solid Waste & Recycling
Pillsbury United/Waite House
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Franklin Ave. Safety Center
Resource Recovery Center
MPRB/Stewart Park
Peace Coffee
More Value Foods
MAD DADS/Minneapolis Chapter

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Kaplan Brothers, Inc.

Chicago-Lake Liquors