More than 200 bags filled with roadside litter in Wilmington
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To the Editor,

Many thanks to the 129 volunteers who turned out as part of last Saturday’s Green Up Day in Wilmington. They filled more than 200 Green Up bags with roadside litter. The weather challenged us a bit, but overall it was a very successful day!

Many of the volunteers have joined us for years while some were new to Green Up this year. As in the past, there were representatives from groups including the Chimney Hill Homeowners Association; the Mount Snow substance abuse prevention program, Choose sNOw; the Twin Valley Schools; and the Windham Sailing Club. That so many people are willing to give time to this effort speaks well of our community.

Free hot dogs, ice cream, water, and soda were enjoyed by volunteers thanks to donations once again from Leader Beverage, C&S Beverage of Wilmington, and Shaw’s Supermarket. Their generosity is always appreciated.

We are grateful to the town and school office and kitchen staff who helped with preparations beforehand, and to the road crews who were out this week to pick up all the full bags. Special thanks this year to Lonny Paige who went out of his way to help with a last-minute stove issue.

In addition, thanks to Ilene Wax and Dave Larsen who helped to make sure all went smoothly with refreshments.

Thank you, one and all!

A special thanks to everyone whose year ‘round efforts reduce the amount of roadside litter.


Kathy Larsen

Rebecca Sweeney

Green Up co-coordinators

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