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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

September 8, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Parks and Recreations workers did a different kind of work Monday. They spent the day cleaning up downtown.

Sixty Parks and Recreation employees worked to mow the grass, edge sidewalks, trim hedges, and clean up the debris downtown. They're cleaning up for the Governor's Conference on Tourism which starts Wednesday. The conference is expected to bring more than 350 people to Albany including Governor Sonny Perdue and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. While Monday's clean up was specifically for the conference, Recreation and Parks plans to continue the upkeep.

"We want the town to look its best all the time so we are taking the first step to clean up downtown and clean up our parks and we're going to make this a monthly event," said Suzanne Davis, Recreation and Parks Director.

The staff is already making suggestion for future projects that include painting buildings. The Governor's Conference runs Wednesday through Friday.

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