Letter to the editor: Shrewsbury community receives thanks for Town Cleanup Day


To the Editor:

Cub Scout Pack 146 at Calvin Coolidge Elementary.
Cub Scout Pack 146 at Calvin Coolidge Elementary.

On behalf of the Town of Shrewsbury and the Parks & Recreation Department, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the following community groups who came out on Saturday, April 2, and helped with Town Cleanup Day: Boy Scout Troop 114, Cub Scout Pack 146, Cub Scout Pack 62, First Congregational Church Earth Stewardship Team, Girl Scout Troop 11571, Girl Scout Troop 30326, Junior Girl Scout Troop 11087, Shrewsbury Trails Committee, Al-Hambra Academy, Shrewsbury Lions Club and the Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association.

Thanks also to residents on Green Street, Hillando Avenue, Barnard Road and O’Donnell Avenue who helped with their neighbors.

These groups collected two truckloads of trash and debris from the following parks and public areas in town: Dean Park, Walter J. Paton Elementary School, Municipal Drive Field, Town Common, Public Library grounds, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School grounds, Parker Road Preschool, Melody Lane Neighborhood, South Street at Brentwood area, Greylock Park, Barnard Road, Boylston Street, O’Donnell Avenue, Jordan Pond, Oak Island Boat Ramp and Route 20 area, Floral Street School grounds, Silvergate Road, Hillando

Girl Scout Troop 11571 at Jordan Pond
Girl Scout Troop 11571 at Jordan Pond

Street and field, and Green Street areas.

Thank you to SELCO for donating Town Cleanup Day t-shirts for the volunteers.

Thank you also to the Shrewsbury Little League coaches who helped rake the baseball and softball fields and dugouts the weekend prior.

Everyone who helped at Town Cleanup Day should be commended for volunteering and showing a sense of pride in the Town of Shrewsbury.

Angela Snell
Director of Parks, Recreation and Cemetery