Warwick swept clean

Chamber declares its annual roadside cleanup a success once again, thanks to community-wide effort


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  • Photo by Sarah Armand On Friday, April 25, members of Daisy Troop 292 spruced up the area in and around Railroad Green.




  • Photos by Roger Gavan From left, Troop 423 Girl Scout Julia Vargas, who coordinated volunteers and promotions, and Troop 423 Girl Scout Olivia O'Connor.




  • The Warwick Lions Club, for example, hosted a shredding truck, at its own expense, for the benefit of local residents. Approximately 10,000 pounds of documents were shredded. From left, Confidential Shredding driver Jim Palazzo with Lions George and Kathy McManus.




  • A þÄúpill dropþÄù organized by the Warwick Valley Coalition in cooperation with the Warwick Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected approximately 100 pounds of unused prescription and over the counter medications. From left, Steve Grandinali, Darnell Corti, School Board Liason Bob Howe and Warwick Police Officer Steve Helmrich.



WARWICK — Michael Johndrow, executive director of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, is pleased that so many organizations, businesses and individuals contributed to another successful "Operation Clean Sweep," the annual roadside cleanup sponsored by the Warwick Chamber of Commerce.

This year's event was held during the weekend of Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27.

"We believe there was another large number of volunteers who participated," said Johndrow, "Except for rain on Friday night and early Saturday, the weather was very good. But since many citizens volunteer without signing up, we are unable to have an accurate count."

Troop 423 Girl Scout Julia Vargas, who last year succeeded veteran coordinator Heather Storms, now a college sophomore, coordinated volunteers and promotions

Many local residents had also independently joined the spring clean up days or weeks before the chamber event by gathering trash along the roads in their neighborhoods.

The details
Refuse pickup for Operation Clean Sweep was scheduled for this past Monday and Tuesday by both Town and Village Departments of Public Works.

In addition to the roadside clean-up, there were several other scheduled programs throughout the town.

The Warwick Lions Club, for example, hosted a shredding truck, at its own expense, for the benefit of local residents. Approximately 10,000 pounds of documents were shredded.

The Computer Guy, 14 West St., hosted an electronics-recycling program and will continue to accept these items free of charge. Call 544-1694 for an appointment.

A "pill drop" organized by the Warwick Valley Coalition in cooperation with the Warwick Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected approximately 100 pounds of unused prescription and over the counter medications.

- Roger Gavan


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