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There's a new look and new life in the streets of downtown Pelham

Flower beds were planted in Dotwntown Pelham for Georgia Cities Week. (Source: WALB) Flower beds were planted in Dotwntown Pelham for Georgia Cities Week. (Source: WALB)
Pelham Main Street Program is going through a revitalization process for downtown streets. (Source: WALB) Pelham Main Street Program is going through a revitalization process for downtown streets. (Source: WALB)
There will also be a grant to remodel some of the store fronts in downtown Pelham. (Source: WALB) There will also be a grant to remodel some of the store fronts in downtown Pelham. (Source: WALB)
PELHAM, GA (WALB) -

Many streets in Downtown Pelham now have a pop of color thanks to residents who pitched in to revitalize the area's curb appeal. 

For the past couple of weeks, Pelham Main Street Program has been doing a series of things to bring life back to the city and planting new flower beds which were the start of a new look and a new beginning. 

As part of Georgia Cities Week, Pelham businesses, schools and citizens were encouraged to adopt flower beds. The city is working to plant 50 of them downtown.

Nearly 30 organizations adopted flower beds and will have to keep their area clean from May to September. 

Organizers said this is a way for everyone to lend a hand with the city's appeal.

"A very important part of attracting businesses and people into your downtown. You want to have beautiful sidewalks, something that looks attracting to get people to stop in and stop. And so it all goes hand and hand. So our business owners have been concerned with the way that our downtown has looked," said Pelham Main Street Executive Director Alyssa Blakely. 

Pelham leaders are also working on a huge mural to designate as a city landmark. 

Street trees, lights and banners will also line city streets in the coming weeks.

City officials also plan to apply for a grant to remodel the front of many businesses in the downtown area. 

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