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Thanks to the participants of The Second Annual Oakfield Community Earth Day Clean-Up!

By Samantha Pangrazio

I would like to thank all who participated in and/or sponsored The Second Annual Oakfield Community Earth Day Clean-Up! This year’s event took place on April 23, 2011 and a total of twenty enthusiastic participants met at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School parking lot. Here, we distributed work gloves, safety vests, and garbage bags that were donated to us by the Town of Oakfield and Highway Department along with a complementary event t-shirt. After each participant attained said equipment, we mapped out routes that groups of people would embark on to clear the clutter from the roadsides of our beautiful community.  At 9:00AM, we all set out on different pathways and met up again at noon at Alli’s Cones and Dogs, where we were provided with free pizza and soft drinks. We discussed the most random item that each group found on their missions and also how disgusting it was that we were able to accumulate three full truckloads of debris just from three hours of volunteering. Most people never realize how much litter is actually lining the roads we drive on everyday and I encourage people to begin paying attention. Next year, we hope to gain even more participants and to create new contests so we can continue to make this annual event bigger and better. One last (HUGE) thanks to our sponsors who made this event possible: Genesee County Roofing, Alli’s Cones and Dogs, Becky’s Treasures and Crafts, Lamb Farms, and the Town of Oakfield/Highway Department! 

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