Downtown Day of Planting

GREENFIELD — Calling all volunteers who don’t mind getting their hands a little dirty — green thumbs or not.

The annual Downtown Day of Planting is set for 1 p.m. Monday, and it’s all hands on deck.

Here’s what you need to know about the event aimed at sprucing up downtown.

1. Who’s involved?

The event is hosted jointly by Greenfield in Bloom and the Greenfield Parks Department. The city parks department works hand-in-hand with the nonprofit organization to beautify the downtown district and courthouse square with red, white and blue annuals in sidewalk planters and hanging baskets.

2. Who is needed?

Volunteers are needed every year to pitch in and make the event a success, but because there is no need to RSVP, city officials say they never know what kind of turnout to expect. This year, a class of students with special needs from Greenfield-Central High School is expected to participate. In previous years, Scout troops and other volunteer organizations have stepped up as well. But rest assured, Greenfield Parks director Ellen Kuker said if you come, there will definitely be something for you to do.

3. Where do I go?

Show up at the parking lot of Greenfield Christian Church, 23 N. East St., just north of the Hancock County Courthouse. Bring your own gloves and small gardening tools. In case of rain Monday, the planting day will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Call 317-477-4340 for more information.