Beautification day set in Carnegie
With spring comes spring cleaning, and Carnegie will hold a borough beautification day on Saturday to shake the winter dust off.
Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon to pick up litter throughout the borough and plant flowers in the business district. The Carnegie Shade Tree Commission is sponsoring the planting.
Anyone interested in planting should meet at the parking lot across from the Carnegie Coffee Co., 132 E. Main St., between 9 and 10 a.m. Gloves, tools, vests, flowers and safety supplies will be provided.
“They provide not only beautification, but it enhances the business district,” said Shade Tree Commission member Bridget VanDorn. “It makes it much more welcoming for anyone coming to visit.”
Residents are invited to clean their own homes, as well, in conjunction with the borough cleanup. A large-capacity trash bin will be available for big items, including furniture and yard debris, at 201 W. Main St.
Residents also can drop off newspapers and magazines at the borough's recycling retriever — a bin to collect paper recyclables. Money from recycling will benefit the Shade Tree Commission.
Beyond the cleanup initiative, Girl Scout Troop 50254 will be at the West Main Street lot looking for volunteers for the Adopt-a-Block program. Interested residents can adopt a borough block and pledge to maintain it through cleaning. A cleanup kit, including gloves and safety vests, will be included.
The registrations are the first of a three-phase anti-littering program the borough is rolling out through various partnerships.
“The idea is to get as many people as possible cleaning up the community,” Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek said.
The second phase will involve partnering with businesses in the borough to maintain sidewalks in front of their storefronts. The third will be coming up with a boroughwide anti-littering slogan and rolling out anti-littering signs that Carnegie students make.
“Littering is a hard thing to stop,” Kobistek said. “What we're really hoping to do is just provide information about anti-littering to students and residents and hopefully create a lot of partners throughout the borough.”
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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