Although it is supposed to rain tomorrow, the cleanup will still take place. Personally, if it is pouring out, I won’t actually do any cleaning on Saturday but will pick up supplies and go out on my own on Sunday or another day in the week. The Sentinel did post an article about the clean up as well.
Put on your walking shoes, grab a hat and prepare to make your community a prettier place.
On Saturday, the Downtown Neighborhood Connection will be hosting the third annual Carlisle clean-up day. Volunteers will meet at First Presbyterian Church on The Square just before 10 a.m. and work until noon.
“It’s a community clean-up with the neighborhood groups coming out,” event organizer Laura Beaver said.
After the groups assemble at the church, they will be given maps showing different areas and they will be assigned to different sections.
“There are designated places on east and west sides of Carlisle to deposit trash,” Beaver said.
PennDOT has provided vests and gloves for the volunteers to wear, so they will be highly visible. The DNC will provide old borough bags for trash to be collected in, and there will be a pick-up truck available to haul large items to the drop-off sites. The borough will collect the trash from the deposit sites later.
“This is just to get everybody out in the community to clean up a little bit of their neighborhoods,” Beaver said. Generally, the turnout has been about 20 people from the east side, 16 on the west side and 12 to 15 from the south side of the borough.
“We’re meeting at The Square, so downtown businesses would see us leaving and going, give us more visibility as a group,” Beaver added. “It’s a good way to meet some of your neighbors. People come out and they’re usually paired up with buddies. It’s a great way to walk around Carlisle to see what’s going on.”
The DNC tries to do a borough clean-up twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
“This is a rain-or-shine event,” Beaver cautioned. Because of events scheduled for Easter weekend, the group wants the clean-up done in advance.
On Saturday, April 23, the East Side Neighbors are hosting an Easter egg hunt for the community beginning at 2 p.m. at Biddle Mission Park, 311 E. North St. The event is open to children ages 1 to 12 who will need to bring their own baskets. Prior to the egg hunt, there will be craft time.
For more information, or to volunteer for the clean-up, contact Beaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 240-0709. Preregistration for the clean-up is not required; volunteers can show up the day of the event as well.