Calumet does its annual spring cleaning

Kurt Hauglie/Daily Mining Gazette file photo Leah Frantti, left, and Sabrina Wilkins, pick up trash in Agassiz Park in Calumet in May 2014 during the sixth annual cleanup day in the village. This year’s village cleanup will take place 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

CALUMET — It’s spring, which means it’s cleanup time in the village of Calumet.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Main Street Calumet will be conducting its annual spring cleanup, according to Jamie Thyrion, MSC board member.

Those interested in the clean up will gather at the pavilion in Agassiz Park, Thyrion said. Trash bags will be provided. People are asked to bring their own gloves, but those who don’t can use disposable gloves, which will be provided.

The event isn’t all work, Thyrion said.

“Afterwards, we’ll be doing a barbecue courtesy of Pat’s Foods,” she said.

The Keweenaw Coffee Works will be providing coffee, Thyrion said.

Thyrion said the cleanup is just for trash.

“We’re not going to be picking up any big items,” she said.

The cleanup will take place on the 100 to 400 blocks of Fifth and Sixth streets, Agassiz Park and the Fireman’s Memorial Park on the Sixth Street Extension.

Participants are asked to dress for the weather during the event, Thyrion said. If it’s raining too heavily, the makeup date is May 27 at the same time and location.

To find out if the event has been cancelled, people should check the Main Street Calumet Facebook site or its website at

Thyrion said about 50 people attended last year’s cleanup.