MARLBOROUGH – Mayor Arthur Vigeant and the city would like to thank the more than 300 volunteers who participated in Project Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 22.
“We are thankful to all our volunteers and participating organizations who support this annual initiative and help beautify our community,” said Vigeant.
Tons of debris was collected from neighborhoods and parks by residents and organizations such as Dupont, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Lions Club, the Shamrocks, Metro Church, Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting, Marlborough Trails Team, local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, the Fort Meadow Association and Red Spring Condo Associations.
Embassy Suites Team
Embassy Suites fielded a cleanup team of 12 participants – 10 employees and two family members.
The on-scene volunteers spent an hour collecting trash on its outside property grounds, and along the bordering Boston Post Road West sidewalk and Northboro Road East.
Some bags were less bulky, as they contained lots of miniscule trash such as cigarette butts.
The collected trash went to the back of the hotel on Northboro Road East for the city to pick up, as scheduled by the program.
The youngest team participant was 4 ½-year-old Jameson Ciociolo. He worked with his mother, Kelly Ciociolo, corporate sales manager, to walk the grounds and fill his bag with trash.
“Jameson has been learning about Earth Day and recycling at day care… He’s constantly trying to think of ways to reuse boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.,” said Ciociolo. “Jameson told our group that after a recent swim lesson, he had reused his fruit snack bag to create art by cutting the bag up into small pieces and gluing the pieces onto a paper plate in the form of a face.”
The hotel’s general manager, Carolyn Sylvester, said, “It is so important to take care of our environment.”