Hello Fellow Marionites! Please take note that this year’s Annual Town-Wide Cleanup will be on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Meet at the Music Hall.) As usual, we are partnering with Gifts to Give, who will have a truck ready to collect used clothing, toys and books. The sponsors are Marion’s Tree and Parks Committee, the Sippican Lands Trust, the Sippican Historical Society, the Marion Garden Group, the Natural History Museum and the Marion DPW. Goods will be donated by Harriet’s, Sperry Sails, Lockheed Martin, Uncle Jon’s, and Rose and Vicki’s. Traditionally, the Boy and Girl Scout Troops participate, as well as students and faculty from ORR, Sippican Elementary School, and Tabor Academy, along with townspeople and families. We eagerly await their participation again this year.
We have some added features, too. Tabor Academy is going to preview the event by doing a section of town as a whole school the week before. Also, select participants, organized by Jody and the Recreation Commission, will focus on Route 6 and the 195 ramps in hopes of really cleaning up our winter’s debris. To ensure safety for young and old alike, Chief Lincoln Miller is offering to bring out officers to accompany volunteers. Of course, we shall also be assigning town parks, cemeteries and roads to the many volunteers who come to participate. The DPW trucks will be on hand to collect filled bags and build Trash Mountain at Island Wharf.
Please mark this important event on your calendars now and plan on doing your part.
We eagerly await participation from all families and citizens of Marion as well as area businesses and civic organizations. You shall be hearing more details in the coming weeks ahead!