A little rain didn’t deter the many volunteers who showed up last Saturday morning at G.A.L.A.’s building on Bay St. to participate in the annual Town Cleanup Day. More than 200 bags were handed out, along with gloves and vests donated by Huggins Hospital, as volunteers tackled one street at a time, determined no litter was left behind. Along with the many full blue bags placed along the roadside for collection by Town of Wolfeboro Solid Waste were tires, mailbox pieces, and other items ranging from couch cushions to a toolbox. As of Sunday afternoon, the town filled three pickup truck loads of blue bags and debris with many more left to gather this week.
Every year seems to draw a few more volunteers. This year’s event coordinator, Ivette Babylon, used the Huggins Hospital sponsorship to purchase more signs and a banner for Pickering Corner, which apparently made a difference. Volunteers fueled up with coffee donated by Lucas Roasting and homemade muffins donated by Ivette. G.A.L.A. thanks all of the volunteers who helped show their small-town pride by participating in this year’s cleanup effort. Of course, any day is a good day to pick up litter, just be sure that if you are near the roads you wear bright colors and be mindful of traffic. If you would like to lend a hand in helping to coordinate next year’s cleanup effort contact G.A.L.A. Board Member, Ivette Babylon by calling 603-569-0169 or Ivette.firstname.lastname@example.org.