Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hackensack "Slam Dunks the Junk!"

You may notice a scarcity of litter this week.  That is because this past weekend the City of Hackensack participated in the "Slam Dunk the Junk" campaign. The event coordinator Charlotte Panny made the event possible through a New Jersey Clean Communities grant from the NJDEP.  Panny said the day is "all about making a difference," and it was great to see the widespread community support and involvement.

More than 150 volunteers from a dozen local community organizations converged on the City's parks and streets with rakes, shovels, and garbage bags to give the City a little face lift.

Special thanks to all of the volunteers from: 
New Mercy Community Church
Friends of Borg's Woods
St. Anthony of Padua
Boy Scout Troop #5
Bergen County Probation
HHS Goin' Green Club
The Gathering Church
FDU Green Team
The Hackensack Middle School
Girl Scout Troops #95173 and #94416
Steering Out Alcohol Responsibly (SOAR)
The Ebenezer Church "Overcomers" 

A special shout out goes to Java's Brewin' of 270 Main Street for hosting the volunteers for morning coffee and registration.

A shout out to Rita's of 184 Essex Street (Lodi) for donating cool treats for the volunteers!

Another special thanks and shout out to the members of the Hackensack Elk's who hosted the volunteers for a barbecue lunch.

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