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It's time to 'clean up Quakertown'

By Emily Thiel, WFMZ.com Reporter, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:30:06 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 07 2013 08:32:30 AM CST
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. -

"Clean-Up Day" in Quakertown has officially been set for this year, being unanimously approved by council for a date of April 20, with a rain date of April 27.

"We try to find spots in the borough that have been neglected," said council member Edward Scholl.

The borough will pick parks and specific areas to concentrate on cleaning up, in honor of Earth Day, April 22.

The Neighborhood Association gathers around half a dozen volunteers along with some council members to focus on painting, rebuilding walls, replacing benches, and cleaning up trash. The group also plants flowers, mulches and replaces dead trees within the borough.

This year, Scholl said the borough is planning on cleaning up around the war memorial. "The walls are in disrepair," Scholl said. They are looking for some dedicated volunteers as some heavier labor will be involved. Last year, the group painted part of the Quakertown Memorial Stadium.

"We ask the community to come out and help us beautify the town," said Scholl.

Scholl and Borough Manager, Scott C. McElree, along with the Quakertown Neighborhood Association, help in organizing the annual event.

The first Earth Day was set in 1970.