Annual Berkeley Heights Clean Up Day A Success
Saturday, September 22, 2012 • 3:17pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Areas of Berkeley Heights were littered not only with trash but with local volunteers in bright orange t-shirts cleaning up their neighborhood on Saturday morning, September 22, 2012.
Local organizations and clubs gathered for the annual event at the Berkeley Heights Recreation Department in downtown Berkeley Heights. This fundraiser has been providing groups and locals an opportunity to raise money for charities of their choice. Each participant is given ten dollars to donate to a local cause.
The Interact Club from Governor Livingston High School was on hand to help clean up as much as possible as were members of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights and members of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce. The Interact Club is comprised of a group of more than fifty high school students who volunteer at various events.
The Interact Club advisor told TheAlternativePress.com, “It’s a good way to clean up the town and start the New Year.”
Groups of volunteers traveled to different spots in Berkeley Heights and removed debris. Cleanup locations included Governor Livingston High School, Seeley’s Pond, and Horseshoe Park, among others.
After all of the volunteers finished their hard work, they came back to the Recreation Department for some food and fun. Hotdogs and refreshments were served and children played basketball and ‘flip a frog’.
With all of the hard work put into the event by the volunteers, an entire dumpster was filled to the brim with garbage bags of trash from all over town.
An organizer of the event, Joe Steiner, said, “When you think about a nice residential community like Berkeley Heights filling a dumpster in that [10 yard] size with travel trash, you understand the need to clean up.”