Approximately 85 community members of all ages met at The Dover School on Dover’s Green Up Day, Saturday, May 4, to volunteer their time to help clean up our town. Many green bags of trash were collected, and Dover looks better as a result of everyone’s efforts.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out on Saturday, as well as to those who picked up green bags early at the Town Office and collected trash before Green Up Day. We couldn’t keep Dover looking good without the help of the Dover road crew. I appreciate the road crew picking up all the green bags, as well as everything they do throughout the year to keep Dover looking beautiful. The Saloon prepared a delicious lunch for all the volunteers, and I’m grateful to Ramie Demers for making it happen. A thank you to River Valley Market and Gordon Lucas who made a fresh fruit salad that was enjoyed by the volunteers.
Thanks go out to The Deerfield Valley News and the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce for the publicity they gave to the event. Thank you to The Dover School Board and Bill Anton, principal of The Dover School, for use of the school building for this community event. Meredith Anton, Michele Cassese, Kit and John Cleanthes, Christine and Joe Levy, Colette Lynch, Jennifer and Marco Tallini, and Steven O’Hern deserve special thanks for helping prepare or clean up after the event.
The “Trash to Treasure Sculpture” project turned into more than one sculpture. The Girls on the Run group came back from picking up with over 40 empty vodka bottles, so they decided it was important to use the bottles to spell out a message against drinking and driving. Other young participants contributed to making a creative character out of unique found materials.
David Smith, from the Dover Transfer Station, provided a detailed display about waste reduction, acceptable recyclable materials, and Project COW, as well as providing detailed handouts.
Thank you to everyone who helped “Green Up” Dover and keep our community clean. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Dover Green Up Coordinator,