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Many pitched-in to support Essex-wide community clean-up


by Sylene Argent

Plenty of support piled in to help spruce up the municipality as the Town of Essex hosted its annual Green Team Community Clean-Up on Saturday morning.

  Residents from all four wards were encouraged to roll up their sleeves to pick-up trash and debris in public areas during the event, which urged citizens to do their part to help maintain the aesthetics of the area.

  Residents gathered at the Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre, the Harrow & Colchester South Community Centre, the McGregor Community Centre, and at Colchester Park to pitch-in. There, Town staff provided garbage bags and gloves, and further provided participants with maps to help cover as much area as possible.

  Councillor Morley Bowman greeted residents who took part in the clean-up in Essex Centre. He said the town-wide spruce-up has been taking place since the late ‘90s, and it is always encouraging to see a great turnout of support.

  He said it is important for residents to take pride in their area, and for everyone to do their part to keep the community clean.

  Essex Director of Community Services, Jake Morassut, was pleased to see the turnout in Essex Centre, and commented about how the Town appreciated the support of those who got involved.

  In Essex Centre, members of the 3rd Essex Scouts participated, as the youths in this group are taught the importance of getting involved in the community.

  After the clean-up, participants could head back to their starting locations to enjoy a thank-you lunch, provided by the Town of Essex.

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