FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RE: Volunteers Sought for Ballston Lake Clean Up Day – Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 AM
BALLSTON LAKE, NY — The Annual Ballston Lake Clean Up Day is set for Saturday, May 5. Volunteers are welcome to join in at the Ballston Lake Fire Department, on Route 146-A at 8 AM to pick up their road assignments.
The Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Business & Professional Association, the Ballston Lake Improvement Association and the Town of Ballston sponsor the spring clean-up of accumulated roadside debris. Scores of local residents, business people, town authorities and local organizations including scout troops, confirmation classes and students in need of community service projects show up to volunteer. The annual event, which dates back to the mid-1970s.
The project involves doing a clean sweep of winter trash on local roadways in the hamlet of Ballston Lake and its environs. “This has been a particularly tough winter as evidenced by more accumulated debris on local roadsides than normal,” said Pete Herman, President of BLIA.
“It provides a nice community/social vibe,” said Rick Noel, President of BPA. Who noted that businesses chip in by providing refreshments and free tee shirts.
Town of Ballston Supervisor, Timothy Szczepaniak praised the effort. “This is grass roots community activism at its best, The Town is grateful for the volunteer efforts of people of all ages and walks of life.”
Participants are urged to wear gloves and closed toed shoes. Volunteers can pick up their street assignments, and receive free tee shirts, refreshments and trash bags from 8 AM through 11 am at the Ballston Lake Fire House on May 5.
Media Contact: Joanne DeVoe 518 573-0773
Photos of previous Clean Up Day activities are available by request.