Volunteers wanted for Bangor cleanup

Posted May 18, 2009, at 3:02 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:38 a.m.

BANGOR – The 10th annual Citywide Clean-Up will take place Saturday, May 2.

Camp Bangor children and their families are encouraged to take part in the event to meet the program’s community service requirement. The public also is invited to participate.

Participants should show up at 10 a.m. at any one of the city locations listed below, where team leaders will be waiting with garbage bags, gloves and directions:

. Broadway Park, both sides.

. Coe Park, Court Street, both sides.

. Chapin Park.

. Downeast School playground, fields and Capehart neighborhood.

. Fairmount Park.

. Fairmount School and Fourteenth Street School playgrounds and fields.

. Hayford Park, fields and trails.

. James F. Doughty School and Vine Street School fields and playground.

. Mary Snow School playground and fields.

. Stillwater Park, including Fruit Street and Cohen School playground and fields.

. Thomas Hill Standpipe, Summit Park.

. Williams Park, Newbury Street, by Court Street.

After the cleanup, a barbecue for volunteers will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Stillwater Park, Howard Street. There will be free food and the great opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors.

The cleanup is sponsored by United Way of Eastern Maine and the city of Bangor. It is supported by Pepsi Bottling Co. of Hampden, Sam’s Club, Flick Food Services, W.A. Bean, Lincoln Rental Systems and Penobscot Job Corps.

“The cleanup on May 2 will engage hundreds of volunteers at parks and schools all around the city of Bangor,” said Sara Yasner, administrator of the Camp Bangor program at United Way of Eastern Maine.

The Camp Bangor Program offers a summer camp scholarship to Bangor public school students enrolled in grades three through six. In order to receive the scholarship, each child must complete some form of volunteerism.

Adult volunteer team leaders are still needed for the cleanup. For information or to volunteer, call Sara Yasner at 941-2800, ext. 212.

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