Residents come together to "Make Danville Shine"

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DANVILLE, Va (WDBJ7) Residents in Danville took the pledge to help improve the city during an event Saturday.

It's all to celebrate "Make Danville Shine" month.

The initiative asks citizens to work on beautifying both their homes and neighborhoods.

The city hosted a kickoff celebration that included a cookout and an expo to give people some home improvement ideas.

Danville mayor Sherman Saunders said when people do little things to help out, it has a wider impact on the community.

"Build pride in your city and your neighborhood as well," Saunders said. "And by making our city even more beautiful, we will attract more attention and cause people not only to want to stay here but to move here and invest here."

There will be several contests held throughout the month for the best project.