Cleaning up the city

Sponsored by the New England Commercial Club and the New England Lions, the annual event has become a chance for New England to jump start spring-cleaning and to prepare the park for summer events.

A volunteer rakes around the New England sign during cleanup day on May 2
A volunteer rakes around the New England sign during cleanup day on May 2

Posted May 9, 2014

Submitted By BUTCH FRANK

Sponsored by the New England Commercial Club and the New England Lions, the annual event has become a chance for New England to jump start spring-cleaning and to prepare the park for summer events. About 35 volunteers were present for the annual Citywide Clean Up on May 2. Even though, there were overcast skies and cool temperatures, the lack of a breeze made it a pleasant day.

Coffee and pastries were available before the clean up, which started just after 9am. The clean up wound down around 11:30am, and lunch was served to all. With the Creamery no longer serving ice cream, arrangements were made with the B.A. for all the volunteers to receive ice cream for dessert.

The landfill was opened early, and the city helped by patrolling the town and picking up trash bags left by the walking groups policing the streets. Special pickups were not scheduled this year due to lack of volunteers, making this clean up a one day event once again.

Overall, everyone seemed to enjoy the fresh air and the chance to participate in an event that helps to improve the neighborhood.

This year’s signed in participants included:

Crystal L Alyea, Cole Benz, Joe Bohlman, Bambi Bruce, Jeanette Buckman, Brittany Burbach, Mary Ann Burns, Heather Carpenter, Janeve Duncanson, Justine Fevold, Butch Frank, Richard Hegge, Sam Herald, Dave Koller, Cassandra Lang, Katie Larson, Michelle Metzger, Mandy L Miller, Chaplain James Murphy, Kami Nelson, Racheal Paviziek, John Plaggemeyer, Pat Rafferty, Dawn Ray, Don Rose, Elizabeth Roubideaux, Sauna M Saint Claire, Allison Schillinger, Dave Smith, Clarence Urlacher, Shawna Voeller

The Commercial Club and New England Lions would like to thank all the volunteers & the City of New England for making this event a success, and for all their help in contributing to keep New England clean.

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