Clean up set for April 30

Residents of Granville are encouraged to get out and clean up the trash left behind after a long winter April 30 for the third Granville Community Service Day.

The day starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. for those who plan to volunteer and join groups from the community and high school as they complete clean up projects around the village and parts of the town.

Volunteers will gather at Veterans Park and meet their once again to end the day of collecting trash, sweeping and planting new flowers and trees. Bright orange bags can be found at the town highway garage as well as the town hall.

Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said April 14 at the town meeting groups from the FFA and FBLA under the supervision of Terry Wheeler will be out in force on the last Saturday of the month.

Hicks said residents are again asked to clean up their own roadside or if they preferred, to come out and join in cleaning up a public area from the roadsides of Routes 22 and 149 to any major portions of the main thoroughfares in the town.

Hicks said the orange bags will be collected by the highway department.

Groups coming together to clean up roadside trash included both Granville Democratic and Republican parties, the Border Riders snowmobile club, the Lions Club and Granville Rotary along with the FFA and civic-minded residents with no organizational affiliation for a community-wide spruce up effort.

The first effort of this kind took place in 2009 with the Washington County Youth Bureau headed up by Alternative Sentencing’s Mike Gray. Gray helped to coordinate the effort and brought a trailer full of tools and bright safety vests for visibility as well as hot dogs and a post-cleanup cook out.

The trash collecting efforts in 2010 also yielded major results when large groups of resident volunteers joined more than 120 youth volunteers in cleaning up.

Wheeler said after seeing how it was done he was sure the kids could organize the next event themselves to make it more youth-driven day. Students organized the 2010 effort and have been hard at work organizing the event for this year, he said.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , ,

North Country Freepress – 04/21/17

FreePress_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 04/21/17

Lakes_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 04/21/17

Northshire_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Classifieds – 04/21/17

Lakes_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 04/20/17

518 Wheels_4_17_17.pdf-web.pdf

St. Mary’s dedication of altar April 27

st. mary's

By Krystle S. Morey Following the recent completion of a years-long renovation, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is finally ready […]

Area towns, villages plan clean-up events

veterans memorial park

By Krystle S. Morey, Keith Harrington, Matthew Saari Clean up. Clean up. Everybody do your share. Area communities will take […]

Whitehall hosts ‘cutthroat’ Iron Chef competition

Iron Chef winners

By Matthew Saari Iron Chef competitions have more than 20 years of rich history, noble tradition, rigorous rivalries and superbly […]

7 vying seats on Whitehall school board

Elementary School Memorial Day

By Matthew Saari In a continuing trend of civic involvement throughout Whitehall, seven individuals have thrown their figurative hats in […]

Five seek seats on Granville school board

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

By Krystle S. Morey Put down your pencils. The petitions for seats on the Granville Board of Education are in. […]

Lakes Classifieds – 04/14/17

Lakes_4_14_17.pdf-web.pdf

Weekender – 04/14/17

Weekender_4_14_17.pdf-web.pdf