In 1964 the popular annual spring cleaning campaign promoted throughout the Village of Forest Park was known as “Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up .” This local cleaning spree would hit homeowners, clubs and merchants in town. Collectively the goal was a village-wide facelift along with community pride.
In 1964 Kiwanis Club went out and planted several trees along the Eisenhower Expressway, as well as planting potted trees in shopping areas.
Goodwill, Salvation Army, Catholic Salvage and Volunteers of America were available to aid in the clean up. Special waste hauling was also planned for this week. The 1964 co-chairmen, Del Marousek and Bill McKenzie, according to the Review, had “terrific participation,” and coordinated volunteers to tear down old sheds or fences and youth groups were out lending a hand.