Volunteers with two organizations were busy doing some spring cleaning in downtown Clarksdale on Tuesday morning.
Members of the Clarksdale Beautification Committee and Clarksdale Garden Club teamed up to put in new plants in the various planters located downtown. The volunteers were busy digging up old dirt and putting in fresh, colorful plantings in containers along Delta Avenue, Third Street and Issaquena Avenue.
On Monday, the Clarksdale board of commissioners agreed to buy $500 worth of plants from the Coahoma Collective Seed Company in Clarksdale with the two organizations providing the time and labor to put in the new plants and provide upkeep.
Merle Agnew, a member of the Clarksdale Beautification Committee, said they also received money from several donors and one city resident donated 10 Rose of Sharon plants from her yard that were put in the planters.
Among the new plants were ivy, rosemary, verbena, nandina, daylilies, juniper, cat mint and Rose of Sharon.
The Clarksdale Beautification Committee was recently formed and includes about 25 members. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Clarksdale City Hall.
The Clarksdale Garden Club is a longtime organization that includes 33 local members.