Jamestown Tourism is calling all people who are handy with a broom, rake or have a green thumb for a cleanup day at the Frontier Village, according to Allison Limke, visitor experience manager for Jamestown Tourism.
"Getting the buildings up and ready for Memorial Day when things open up," she said. "Light maintenance and general cleaning of everything here."
A limited number of volunteers and staff did the cleanup last year. Limke said this year, they know what needs to be done and are hoping members of the public will lend a hand.
"Some light maintenance," she said. "For example, we will replace the baby changing stations in the restrooms."
Another task will involve replacing the mirrors in the restrooms to make them compatible with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
But most of the work will fall into the category of cleaning including sweeping out each of the buildings and raking up leaves and the occasional shingle that blew off a roof, Limke said.
"Maybe a little bit of painting and paint scraping, too," she said.
There is a special call for those with a green thumb to help plant the flowerbeds along the Frontier Village street into prairie gardens for the summer growing season.
While there is a wide variety of chores, volunteers will be able to select "work cards" that describe different tasks and any tools they might need.
"People can pick what they are good at," Limke said. "Then they just take their tools and go."
The cleanup effort runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 7. During the lunch hour, Casey's will serve up pizza and donuts to help everyone keep their energy level up. The food was made possible by a grant from Casey's for the community cleanup effort.
And for those who are interested in making a more long-term commitment to Frontier Village, the buildings there are up for adoption by people or organizations that would maintain and clean the space throughout the summer tourist season.
"About half have already been claimed," Limke said. "About half still available for people or groups that want to help out."
The street of the Frontier Village is open year-round, although the buildings are locked through the winter and spring. After the cleaning, the buildings will be opened for the start of the tourist season on Memorial Day weekend.