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Cleanup has great success

Posted on October 23rd, 2006 at 4:20 PM
Cleanup has great success

The Fifth Annual Joint Municipal Recycle and Cleanup Day for Platea Borough, Cranesville Borough, Lake City Borough, Elk Creek Township, Girard Township and Springfield Township residents was held on Sept. 23.

This year more than 500 households participated. The amounts collected: 101,000 pounds of scrap metal, 7,700 pounds of batteries, 1,700 tires, 130 freon units and several tons of unwanted items. Donations benefit the Rice Avenue and Albion Community libraries. A total of $478 was received from generous donors.

This event could not take place without the planning and support of municipal officials, their staffs and the following: Carol Hyde, Bill Taylor, Tim Sechrist, Ray Babbitt, Percy McDonald, Al Gresh and Jeff Buie. Also, Moore Sanitation, Patton’s Appliance Service, the Platea Volunteer Fire Co. and all of the elected officials, secretaries, law enforcement personnel and residents who volunteered the entire day to unload vehicles. A special thanks to World Resources and Lincoln Metal, and to the Albion News, which always does a great job advertising the event.

Without the generous prize donations given every year from local businesses, this event would not be as successful. Please take time to thank the following businesses for the prizes drawings for the event and food and drink for the volunteer workers: World Resources, Country Fair, Scott Enterprises, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Erie Otters, the Erie Philharmonic, Lance’s Garden Gate, Jim & Sue’s Pizza, the Elk Creek Sports Store, Crowley’s Restaurant, Sherman’s Welding, Liquid Meter Co., Girard Get Go, August Industrial, Maple Donuts, the Girard McDonald’s and Pizza Hut, and Girard Beer.

Residents are willing to clean up their unwanted items if they have a place to take them.

More importantly, the residents are pleased to see their tax dollars providing a specific service that they personally benefit from. This is rare in today’s political and financial climate.