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“Holbrook Community Cleanup draws over 300 Volunteers”
On Saturday May 1st, more than 300 community members gathered at the 8th Legislative District Office, to kick off the annual Spring Community Cleanup in Holbrook. Community members of all ages attended the annual event that helps to clean up litter from parks, roadways, and medians in the Holbrook area. “This cleanup was a tremendous success; I was very happy by how many community members showed up to help clean up our community and beautify Holbrook” said Legislator Piccirillo. The cleanup was held on Saturday May 1st from 10am to 1pm. Residents met at the 8th Legislative District Office; signed in, then received gloves, garbage bags and garbage pickers supplied by Keep Islip Clean. Each team of volunteers received a specific area in the Holbrook area to clean and then brough the many bags of garbage back to the Legislative Office to be hauled away by the County.
“We had over 200 young people show up to help clean our community; this included daisy troops, girl scouts, cub scouts, boy scouts, and National Junior Honor Society members and National Honor Society members” said Legislator Piccirillo. Legislator Piccirillo offered community service hours to students who needed them and partnered with Sachem’s honor society programs to give community service hours to the students who participated in the cleanup.
The Cleanup was held in partnership with the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce who has long partnered with the 8th Legislative District Office. “On behalf of the Holbrook Business Community, I have to say that I continue to be extremely impressed with how the Semi-annual Holbrook Cleanup Day has grown” said Rick Ammirati, Holbrook Chamber of Commerce President. “Thanks to the office of our hardworking Legislator Anthony Piccirillo, we now have over 300 Volunteers coming out for a few hours to make a difference in the aesthetic appearance of our town. Thanks to everyone, Holbrook continues to be a great place to “Live, Work, and Shop” he added.
In addition to the Holbrook Chamber participating, Sachem Public Library, Teachers Federal Credit Union, Civic Associations. Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen and Assemblyman Smith’s office were all on hand to take part in the cleanup. “It is so great to see the Community come together for a seasonal Holbrook tradition to beautify our community. With the leadership of Legislator Piccirillo and the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce, this year’s cleanup was the best we have ever seen” said Assemblyman Smith. In all, more than 100 bags of trash were collected from the cleanup; everything from bottles, cans, plastic, and wrappers were found. “I am looking forward to cleanup in the fall and keeping this tradition of beautifying our town, alive for years to come” added Legislator Anthony Piccirillo.