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VOLUNTEER CLEAN-UP DAYS

Communities Kick Off a Season of Care for Public Gardens

May 13, 2013

MONTICELLO – Volunteers in Monticello and Woodridge are kicking off this season’s efforts to plant and care for their public spaces with spring clean-ups scheduled for Saturday, May 18.  Residents are invited to donate an hour to help prepare and maintain the public gardens in these communities.

“If many people each give just one hour of their time, the work will be easy and the camaraderie high.  This is a great opportunity to work on a true project,” said Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Coordinator Cara Kowalski, “Some folks don’t realize that most of the public gardens we enjoy throughout Sullivan County are maintained by volunteers, many who have been tending these flowers for over ten years.”

Volunteers can bring their own gloves and tools if they have them, but no experience is necessary. 

·         Monticello volunteers meet at Rotary Corner, at the corner of Broadway and St. John Street from 10:00 to 12:00 noon.

·         Woodridge volunteers meet at Veteran’s Park Gazebo, at the corner of Green Avenue and Tabaczynski Road from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Complimentary pizza and beverages will be provided.

Volunteers in other communities are also scheduling work days.  For more information call the local Renaissance group or Sullivan Renaissance.  Residents are also encouraged to tend their own gardens on this day.  This is all in preparation for the judges’ visits in mid-August.

In the future, work days are scheduled on Saturday, June 1 at: Circle Park in Glen Spey at 10:00 a.m.; Jeffersonville from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Livingston Manor at 9:00 a.m.; and Woodridge from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Woodridge also has a Planting Day scheduled on May 25.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Sponsors include: Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Large Media, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation and WSUL/WVOS.

For information, contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or www.sullivanrenaissance.org.