— In just over two weeks, the second annual Honesdale Clean & Green event will take place.
The event, which began last year with around 300 participants, is set for Saturday, April 20.
Registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church on Church Street in Honesdale. Cleanup will start at 8:30 and everyone is asked to come back to the church at noon.
At that time, a free meal will be served to all participants and door prizes will be drawn after the meal.
Clean & Green is presented by the Greater Honesdale Partnership, The Wayne Independent, Bold Gold Media, Grace Episcopal Church, Koberlein Enviornmental and Honesdale Borough.
"We are hoping for an even bigger event this year," said Greg Little, a member of the committee which organizes Clean & Green.
Persons are asked to come to the church for registration. At that time, they will be assigned an area of the borough to clean up. Also, each person will be issued gloves, a vest and trash bags. Those are provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Individuals and groups can request a certain area to clean by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trash and debris will be picked up by the participants and placed in bags around the borough. Crews from the Honesdale Department of Public Works will then pick up the bags and take them to dumpsters provided by Waste Management.
Meal and prizes
Following the event, everyone will be served a meal of burgers, hot dogs, chips and a drink. The meal is being sponsored by Koberlein Enviornmental Services and Dave's Super Duper.
A crew from First Alarm Security will be cooking the meal.
Page 2 of 2 - After the meal, a drawing will be held for the various prizes. Everyone who signs up in the morning will be issued a ticket to be used for the drawing.
This year, there are two main prizes which will be featured.
Home Depot of Honesdale is donating a patio set with accessories worth around $800.
Wayne Ambulance has donated a lawn mower, weed eater and leaf blower package valued at around $700.
Koberlein Environmental is giving away a septic tank cleaning for a prize, as well.
Rent-E-Quip of Honesdale has donated a $500 gift certificate to be used for equipment rental.
One, Two, Tree Farm of Waymart has once again donated a tree as a prize.
R3 Hardware of Honesdale has donated a Husqvarna 240 16" chainsaw.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles from Honesdale has donated cash which will be given away in small increments during the prize drawing.
There will likely be other prizes given away during the drawing. Anyone interested in donating a prize is asked to contact Little at 253-3055, ext. 315.
A PA system is being provided by Nick Slish for use at the church to assist with the drawings.
"I just can't think all of these people and businesses enough for contributing to this event," said Little. "This is a real community gathering for a good cause and we appreciate everyone who chips in and helps."