TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local construction company gave back to the Terre Haute community Friday by cleaning up the downtown area just in time for the return of First Friday.
“Terre Haute’s been great to Garmong over our 98-year history, so it’s important to us to reciprocate that to the city and give back in various ways,” Garmong Construction’s chief operating officer Brian Kooistra said Friday during a downtown clean-up day hosted by the company.
Volunteers cleaned sidewalks, curbs and gutters in the downtown area. They also planted flowers.
Kooistra explained by taking care of the downtown area is important.
“I think it’s the front door to our city, ” he said. “I think any visitor, we want them to feel like the city is clean and inviting, and our company and our employees can do some things to help make that possible.”
After the cleanup, Garmong took its volunteers out to lunch at Eat in the Streets to help support local restaurants.
Garmong is currently constructing the new Convention Center in downtown Terre Haute as well as several other area projects.