QUINCY — The Quincy Brewing Company, in partnership with the Quincy Medical Group and the District, hosted a fall downtown cleanup Saturday with over 50 volunteers who came to help add a little sparkle to the heart of Quincy.
“We wanted to give back to the community with a little community service,” Tieraney Craig said. Craig is one of the co-owners of Quincy Brewing Company and the lead organizer of the twice-annual downtown cleanup. “We’re trying to do it once in the spring and then again in the fall. We’re aiming to do it somewhere around National Cleanup Day, and with events like Tin Duster coming up, it feels good to show off a little in the city center. opportunity.”
Residents and business owners from the area and town have joined groups such as the Quincy Optimist Club.
“I just think it’s amazing that everyone comes here on Saturday mornings and picks up trash here at 10 a.m.,” Rusty Williams said. Williams is the co-owner of Revelry Quincy on Fourth Street across Washington Park. “I think it shows that this community, especially in the area, we’re all pulling together, one big family, to help it be the best it can be.”
Volunteers gathered at the city’s parking lot on Sixth Street near the Quincy Brewing Company between Hampshire and Vermont, picked up trash bags and gloves, and headed to a designated area.
“We’re mostly focused on the downtown core where the business is,” Craig said, “but we’re also expanding into some residential areas, clearing sidewalks, etc. We want to help people who want to come back to Quincy. When they visit the town Atmosphere is important, so we want to make sure it’s clean.”
Williams echoed those sentiments, focusing on activities downtown that might attract out-of-town guests.
“We just want to keep beautifying the city center,” he said. “It was important for us to show Quincy as a beautiful town and pick out what could be distracting or distracting, and that’s what we wanted to do today.”
Craig said the number of volunteers continues to grow as news of the effort spreads.
“Every time we do it, it grows a little bit,” she said. “Anyone who wants to lend a hand can reach us through Quincy Brewing Company. We’re excited to have them plugged in and plugged in to help with tidying up.”