Grafton Garden Club sponsors annual cleanup


Grafton Garden Club sponsors annual cleanup
Members of the Grafton Garden Club distribute big yellow trash bags for the annual town cleanup on April 20 at the Common. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

GRAFTON – On Saturday, April 20, families came to the Common to help clean up the town.

Sponsored by the Grafton Garden Club, the main event had those who preregistered stop by to pick up yellow trash bags. They could also pick up coffee and donuts courtesy of Grafton UniBank; and they could receive coupons for free pizza from Pepperoni Express and a soft-serve cone from Swirls and Scoops.

Cleanup participants could also choose a free red oak or white dogwood sapling, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.

After that, they returned to their neighborhoods to pick up trash. Before too long, big yellow bags full of refuse awaited pickup by the Department of Public Works.

Despite some morning rain, organizers said the event was a success.

“It was better [than what we expected],” said Deborah Graham, club president.

In addition to the cleanup, those visiting the Common could learn more about recycling, pick up some seeds from Touchstone Community School and say hello to some alpacas from Angel Hair Alpaca Farm in North Grafton.

Plant Sale and Raffle

The Garden Club will return to the Common on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its annual plant sale and raffle.

There will be annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, butterfly and pollinator plants, house plants, a raffle and a bake sale.

In addition, the club will have its line of gardeners’ ware merchandise available.

Sweatshirts, T-shirts, hoodies, hats and mugs, all with the Grafton Garden Club logo, also are available online. Check out what’s available at

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