Marion Town-Wide Cleanup & SpringFest

Marion Town-Wide Cleanup & SpringFest will be held on Saturday, May 9. The Cleanup is from 9:00 am to noon at the Music Hall; SpringFest is from noon to 4:00 pm at Washburn Park.

Litter and clutter beware! Streets will be cleaned and closets will be cleared as the Marion Tree & Parks Committee and Gifts to Give join forces for Marion’s 2015 Town-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, May 9. From the rallying point at Marion’s Music Hall, participants will be provided gloves and bags, and then directed to designated locations to clear the trash and other debris left in winter’s wake. The collected trash will be returned to the town’s bandstand area to create the annual ‘trash mountain.’ In addition to the morning’s focus on cleaning up our streets, cleaning out our closets will also be on the agenda, as New Bedford’s Gifts to Give organization collects gently used children’s items (clothes, books, toys, etc.) for distribution to deserving families throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. Items for donation can be brought that morning to Island Wharf Park, where a Gifts to Give collection truck will await their arrival.

To balance the morning’s hard work, the Sippican Lands Trust, Marion Tree & Parks Committee, and the Charles Washburn Memorial Trust will host an afternoon of fun family activities at Washburn Park from noon to 4:00 pm, with many other town organizations in attendance. Activities will include a craft table, a carabiner’s climbing wall, the Toe Jam Puppet Jam, a Birds of Prey presentation, Handy Mandi face painting, a Petting Zoo, Touch a Truck, and more. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of area businesses. A good time is guaranteed, and organizers hope community families will join in the fun, celebrate the arrival of spring and the beautiful town of Marion. Questions about the morning Clean-Up may be directed to coordinator Sue Noonan at 508-748-6679. For questions about the afternoon SpringFest, please call Sippican Lands Trust Executive Director Robin Shields at 508-748-3080.

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