Sunday, September 7, 2014

Around the Common Cleanup a Major Success


Yesterday morning a group of about 25 volunteers took to the streets of Downtown Bridgewater to participate in the 5th Annual Around the Common Cleanup. Through the heat and humidity, volunteers were able to haul about 25 bags of trash out of downtown, spruced up traffic islands overgrown with weeds and put a smile on residents faces as they observed a group of volunteers taking pride in their town and cleaning up the central area of Bridgewater.

Thanks to Mele Landscaping for hauling away all of the bags of trash and for helping out at the event. If you are in need of quality landscaping, please consider reaching out to Nick at Mele Landscaping for a quote and be sure to thank him for having him and his crew help volunteer at this event.

Candidate for State Senate Dave Rosa and his wife traveled from Dighton to Bridgewater to help take part in the event. For more information about Dave's candidacy, please visit his website by clicking here.

Thanks to Pastor Doug Denny and his parishioners from Bridgewater Baptist Church for helping out at the Around the Common Cleanup. Pastor Denny is a veteran and has returned back to Massachusetts and opened Bridgewater Baptist Church. The church has undergone remodeling, a fresh coat of paint on the outside and is well on its way to continuing to improve the aesthetic charm of downtown.

Fran Jeffries represented the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters and helped to spruce up the area in front of the Memorial Building, Library and down South Street toward Maple Avenue.

A great group from the Bridgewater Boy Scouts helped out at the event and earned their community sevrice hours. It was nice to see the youth of the town interested in giving back to the event.

Another group pitching in for the event was the VFW Post 2125 who sent volunteers to help give back. The participants from the VFW noted that they are very interested in continuing to give back to the community after their years of serving the country has ended and I think we can all agree the thanks we should pay this group cannot be represented in a simple online post. Thank you!

Several other residents joined along for the 5th Annual Around the Common Cleanup and I cannot thank you enough. Whether you have called Bridgewater your home for 60+ years or are a relative newbie or transplant to this community, we all should find ways to give back to the town we call home. 

Stay tuned to Around the Common for additional ways to give back to Bridgewater and for information on a future downtown cleanup.

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