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It’s spring cleaning time

April 18, 2012
Lake Placid News

It's once again time for spring cleaning - and the annual village cleanup. But it's more than just a cleanup. It's a village tradition that's been around for more than half a century. It's also a great way to get out and be part of a worthwhile community effort.

The village cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 (rain date is May 5). Every year residents can be seen carrying plastic bags and helping to keep their community clean. More importantly, it's a great opportunity for parents to demonstrate by example how easy it is to take part in a community project - and a great way to enjoy the spring weather. Kids will learn to appreciate playing a role in such a vital endeavor while gaining a greater sense of


It'll also provide some exercise and an excellent way to socialize. And there's also a free lunch for participants.

Registration for the cleanup is from 9 to 10 a.m. April 28 at the Olympic Center box office, and

during this time participants will register to join or lead a group, be assigned an area, pick up bags and lunch tickets and get recycling information.

The lunch for all volunteers will follow the cleanup at the village beach house at Mirror Lake. Thanks to all the local businesses that donated food and

beverages for this community event.

For those who desire a specific neighborhood and streets, pre-registration for can be done by

contacting the organizers before April 26. In case of inclement weather, tune to local radio WSLP FM 93.3 for updates.

For more information on the village cleanup,

contact Heidi Roland at 523-9243.

It's this type of event that helps bind a community, and it's far more than just picking up trash. So if you can, volunteer to help keep Lake Placid a beautiful place.



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