Pratt Young Professionals plan two clean-up days each year.

About a dozen volunteers showed up early Saturday morning to clip, shovel, sweep, and yes, even to do windows. A house-painting project, however, had to be put on hold, because of damp weather.

The goal is that the Pratt Young Professionals will hold a clean-up day each spring and fall, to help local residents who can't do the minor repairs and maintenance projects, for financial or physical reasons, according to Tracey Beverlin.

Formed as a committee of the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce last spring, the organization attracted six or seven people at an initial meeting, and about 30 at a recent barbecue.

A board of directors meets on the first Thursday of each month for a lunch meeting, with members always welcome to attend. On the third Thursday, they meet for dinner with a guest speaker.

Their main purpose is to provide a means by which young professionals can get to know each other and to work together to benefit the community.

They hosted a well-received Movie in the Park during the summer, helped with a recent bike ride for multiple sclerosis and are coordinating Pratt Night Out later this month.