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[MONTICELLO] – The Monticello Beautification Group, Sullivan Renaissance and the Village of Monticello are holding a volunteer work day at DeHoyos Park on Hay Street in Monticello on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers will be re-mulching the beds and adding some additional landscaping. Individuals should bring work gloves and hand tools if they have them.
The goal is to pick up where nearly 30 people left off last month at DeHoyos Park, which was an award-winning project in 2005 and 2006. Volunteers removed all of the deteriorated landscape fabric and tired mulch, raked out and edged the planting beds, removed dead plant material, trimmed bushes and trees, and also picked up litter throughout the park.
For information, contact Sullivan Renaissance at www.sullivanrenaissance.org or 845-295-2445.
Later on Saturday, June 4, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, the Monticello Interfaith Council, Sullivan Renaissance and the Village of Monticello will host a workshop on free employment and education training programs available from the Delaware Valley Job Corps (DVJC). The presentation will occur from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Ted Stroebele Neighborhood Center located at 2 Jefferson Street, Monticello.
Participants live on campus in Callicoon and receive training in trade fields including: advanced manufacturing; business technologies; carpentry; culinary arts; facilities maintenance; material handling; medical office support; security; automotive repair; construction; and electrician support. Along with job skill training, DVJC helps participants attain a high school diploma or GED.
The program also provides free room and board, a cash stipend, basic health and medical services and job placement assistance. The services are available free of charge to qualified applicants.
Those looking for additional details on the event should contact Hinchey's Middletown office at 845-344-3211. More information on the program is also available at the DVJC website: http://delawarevalley.jobcorps.gov.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Additional funding has been secured by U.S. Representative Maurice D. Hinchey. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter and WSUL/WVOS.