Approximately 85 community members of all ages met at the Dover School on Dover’s Green Up Day, Saturday, May 4, to volunteer their time to help clean up our town. Dover looks better as a result of everyone’s efforts.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out on Saturday, as well as to those who picked up green bags early. We couldn’t keep Dover looking good without the help of the Dover road crew. I appreciate the road crew picking up all the green bags. The Saloon prepared a delicious lunch for all the volunteers, and I’m grateful to Ramie Demers for making it happen. A thank you to River Valley Market and Gordon Lucas who made a fresh fruit salad.
Thanks go out to The Deerfield Valley News and the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce for the publicity they gave to the event. Thank you to the Dover School Board and Bill Anton, principal of the Dover School. Meredith Anton, Michele Cassese, Kit and John Cleanthes, Christine and Joe Levy, Colette Lynch, Jennifer and Marco Tallini, and Steven O’Hern deserve special thanks.
The “Trash to Treasure Sculpture” project turned into more than one sculpture. The Girls on the Run group came back from picking up with over 40 empty vodka bottles, so they decided it was important to use the bottles to spell out a message against drinking and driving. Other young participants contributed to making a creative character.
David Smith, from the Dover Transfer Station