Children and community members alike gathered and collected more than 15 bags of garbage this past Saturday during New Hyde Park’s Community Clean-up Day.
“It was a beautiful day that yielded visible rewards,” Village of New Hyde Park Trustee Donna Squicciarino said.
Approximately 25 Boy Scouts and the Key Club members participated in three-hour event, which ran from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They were supported by New Hyde Park Beautification Committee members and Beautification Chairman Richard Pallisco as well as Village of New Hyde Park Mayor Robert Lofaro and Squiccinarino, village Clerk Janet Bever said.
The team cleaned the grounds under and near the Long Island Railroad platform on 2nd and 3rd Avenues, as well as sprucing up and mulching the garden beds.
“If you walk 2nd and 3rd avenue, along the LIRR tracks things will look noticeably cleaner,” Squicciarino said. “The plantings have fresh mulch and most of the debris has been removed.”
Afterwards the beautification process the bags of garbage are left on location.
“We leave them and the village picks it up,” Pallisco said.
“I thank all those that came out to help and especially thank Rich Pallisco and the scouts from Pack 298 for [their] tireless work with the village,” Squicciarino said.