SIDNEY -- The Memorial Gardens board is inviting the public to take part in a cleanup day.

The Cleanup Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 20, said board president Colleen Langdon. 

"We invite everybody to come and help us, just to get rid of winter gunk and get ready for the spring," Langdon said.

The event is an opportunity to prepare the gardens for the summer splendor, according to Langdon.

The board is also working on making some improvements and repairs on the facility. The location has a history dating to the 1940s, Langdon said. After more than 80 years, the structure is showing wear.  Additionally, repairs need to be made as a result of vandalism.

"We're starting a capital campaign. We've had some vandalism done to our building that was built in the 1940s, so it has wear and tear on it anyway. We had a door kicked in. We had bricks that were thrown out of the building. So, we do need a new roof on there just for safety sake. The other thing is we have a walkway that is meandering through the park. Some is in pavers. Some is in stamped concrete. We were given some money with the Greg Script family to complete our walkways," she said.

Langdon said completing all of the projects is the goal.

"To complete all of those things, we're going to have a very busy summer," she said. 

To learn more about the Memorial Gardens, see Memorial Gardens on Facebook or call Langdon at 308-249-6572.