For a decade, community volunteers have gathered every summer to participate in Project Main Street, a citywide cleanup event meant to add sparkle and shine to areas along Main Street and U.S. 2. Project Main Street is community-building with a purpose! Volunteers form teams to tackle different tasks including sweeping, annihilating weeds, planting bright flowers, adding fresh paint to parking spaces, crosswalks and curbs, shining windows and anything else that needs to be done.

Anyone is welcome to participate in Project Main Street! The event takes place on a Saturday prior to the Sultan Summer Shindig Festival, from 9 to noon. Volunteers earn a free lunch for their efforts! Children are invited to participate as well, and should be accompanied by their parents.

This year’s event took place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 10. A total of 50 volunteers donned their work gloves, converging on Main Street and U.S. 2 to perform a wide variety of cleanup tasks meant to beautify the area. Volunteers achieved a total of 162 hours of labor, adding sparkle and shine to the dustiest corners of the city.

“We are so lucky to live in a city filled with engaged community-members,” said Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick. “Main Street looks amazing with its freshly-painted parking stalls, manicured flower beds and swept sidewalks, and it is all thanks to this dedicated group of community advocates.”

Project Main Street is supported by Sultan’s Business and Tourism Group, a volunteer-driven group dedicated to the enhancement of economic opportunity in Sultan. The group is focused on business development, beautification efforts and increased opportunities for tourism, as it seeks to promote Sultan as a vibrant place to work, play and operate a business.

The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at Sultan City Hall. All are welcome to attend the meetings.

Please enjoy our slideshow featuring photos from the 2017 Project Main Street event!

Thanks to community volunteer Bill Praegner for the amazing photos!