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2011 Lilly Global Day of Service Volunteers Will Focus on Major Taylor Velodrome on October 6, 2011. - 10/5/2011

Keep Indianapolis BeautifulMarian University is one of 30 partner organizations that will work with thousands of volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company, Inc. who will work from dawn to dusk in conjunction with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful during the 2011 Lilly Global Day of Service on October 6, 2011. This year's focus is on health living.

The project at the Major Taylor Velodrome is part of the larger Lafayette Square Area corridor project and one of four corridors that Lilly employees will work in on this day. Read more about the projects.

Specifically, about 2,500 volunteers at the Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community (housed in a former Firestone tire dealership on Lafayette Road) will complete activities that help the new neighborhood resource center become more deeply rooted in the community. They will also:

  • Clear brush from 38 th Street to Interstate 65, a gateway to Butler University, Marian University and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, to allow for future plantings.
  • Painting and clearing at Major Taylor Velodrome, managed by Marian University, will contribute to the revitalization of this distinctive facility and encourage cyclists of all ages to use it.
  • Planting and invasive plant removal will occur at Riverside Park along park property and the White River Trail.
  • Tree planting and maintenance will occur at Kuntz Stadium and James Foster “Bruiser” Gaines Park.

Read the complete news release on the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful web site.