It takes four men about a week to get Elkton ready to welcome thousands of visitors for the annual Fall Fest.
Andy Taylor, who has worked for Elkton's Public Works Department for a decade, enjoys every minute of it. "We bring out 18 other trash cans. The curbs are painted, the white (parking) lines are painted, we weed whacked and we hung new banners," said Taylor. They hung 52 Welcome to Elkton banners and replaced 18 light bulbs. "Bees were flying around me when I was putting those banners up," said Taylor.
"We want the town to look nice. If the town looks good. We look good," said Taylor. "I love working for the town."
Taylor is also a gardener at home and brings that love to work with him.
"We weed the flower beds, prune the bushes. The grass crew comes in and we weed. I trimmed the hedges," said Taylor.
Elkton uses a portable stage for events such as Fall Fest. Taylor sets that up and puts it away.
He said he wants to make sure it's done correctly so he handles that himself. "Yes I come to Fall Fest. I check out the vendors and the food," laughed Taylor.
Curtis Buckland has worked for Elkton for four years. "We do whatever is needed. Small things and big things. We take pride in our work," said Buckland.
Jasper Bryant also takes pride in his work. Bryant, who works for Cecil County Facilities was mowing and trimming in front of the Circuit Court building last week.
"The people like it if it looks good on the outside. If it looks good on the outside it looks good on me," said Bryant. "I've been here a year and four months. This is my second Fall Fest."
"This is about enjoyment, commitment and doing a good job. If they ask me to do more, I will do it. Anything they ask me to do, I'll do it," added Bryant.