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“Legislator Piccirillo hosts annual Holbrook Cleanup”
On Saturday May 7th, a rainy stormy day more than 50 community members showed up in the rain to help clean up our community. The dedicated 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. “Even in the terrible weather, our community members showed up to help clean up our community and beautify Holbrook” said Legislator Piccirillo. The cleanup was held on Saturday May 7th from 10am to 1pm. Residents met at the 8th Legislative District Office; signed in, then received gloves, garbage bags and garbage pickers. 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.
“I want to thank the staff and volunteers from the Sachem Public Library who showed up in force and helped clean up the entrance of Holbrook” said Legislator Piccirillo. “It was also great to see local girl scout troops, boy scout troops and cub scouts and students attend the cleanup” added Legislator Piccirillo. The 8th Legislative District gave 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. “A Huge Holbrook Thank you to the 50 plus volunteers who braved the heavy rain on Saturday morning to help with our cleanup. Although due to weather participation was down from last year, those that participated really made a difference and helped keep our semi-annual cleanup mission alive. A special thank you to the Sachem Library Staff, Girl Scout Troop 2751 from the Grundy Ave area and Karen Roth of Remax Realtors. We hope to see everyone again in October” said Rick Ammirati-Holbrook Chamber of Commerce President.
In all, more than 35 bags of trash were collected from the cleanup; everything from bottles, cans, and plastic were found. “I am looking forward to hosting another cleanup in the fall to help to continue beautifying our town” added Legislator Anthony Piccirillo.