To the Editor;
Approximately 65 community members of all ages met at the Dover School on Dover’s Green Up Day, Saturday, May 3, 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 cleaning up many of our main roads ahead of time, as well as picking up all the green bags, and for everything they do throughout the year to keep Dover looking beautiful. La Toscanella prepared a delicious lunch for all the volunteers, and I’m appreciative that Leo and the staff opened early to make it happen.
Thanks go out to The Deerfield Valley News for the publicity they gave to the event, along with the Dover School Board and Bill Anton, principal of The Dover School, for use of the school building for this community event. Colette Anton deserves special thanks for helping clean up after the event.
Thank you to everyone who helped “Green Up” Dover and keep our community clean and green! Your help is greatly appreciated.
2014 Green Up Coordinator
Wilmington Green Up
To the Editor,
163 volunteers turned out and used over 225 Green Up bags to pick up roadside litter as part of Saturday’s Green Up Day in Wilmington. According to the town road crew, that was 16 cubic yards of trash, or about five of their smaller truckloads. People of all ages helped, including representatives from Cub Scout Pack 461, the Chimney Hill Homeowners Association, the Mount Snow substance abuse prevention program, and the Windham Sailing Club, along with many family groups and individuals. Knowing so many folks are willing to give time to this effort means no one person has to do too much.
Free hot dogs, ice cream, water, and soda were enjoyed by volunteers thanks to donations from Leader Beverage, C&S Beverage of Wilmington, and Shaw’s Supermarket. Their generosity is always appreciated.
Thanks also go to the town and school office and kitchen staff who helped with preparations beforehand and to the road crews who were out this week to pick up the all full bags and piles of collected litter. In addition, there were several adults who volunteered during the day to make sure all went smoothly.
Green Up is a wonderful community effort and it takes teamwork to make it happen. Thank you, one and all. And special thanks also to all whose year-round efforts reduce the amount of roadside litter.
Kathy Larsen and Rebecca Sweeney
Green Up co-cordinators