After much planning, the second annual Honesdale Clean & Green 2013 is set to go.
— After much planning, the second annual Honesdale Clean & Green 2013 is set to go.
The event will be held this Saturday with headquarters at the Grace Episcopal Church on Church Street in the borough.
"We can't thank enough everyone who has been involved with this event and we want to see it grow," said Mayor Ed Langendoerfer. "This is a great event for the borough."
Registration for the event will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the church. Individuals and groups will be assigned various areas around the borough to clean.
During registration, everyone will be issued gloves, trash bags and vests. Tickets will also be issued which gives persons eligibility to win one of the many prizes which will be given out following the event.
Also, the first 300 people to register will be given a ticket for a free ice cream cone from Gravity Ice Cream. The ticket must be redeemed on Saturday.
At noon, all volunteers will be asked to come back to the church where a free meal will be served to everyone who participated.
Koberlein Environmental and Dave's Super Duper are providing the lunch. A crew from First Alarm Security will be cooking the meal.
Waste Management will be providing dumpsters at locations in the borough. Crews from the Honesdale Department of Public Works will be picking up bags throughout the morning and taking them to the dumpsters.
Organizers of the event will also be out during the morning giving water to people who are picking up trash and debris around the borough.
Last year, around 300 people volunteered during Clean & Green.
"That was a great outpouring of support for this event since it was the first time we had made the attempt," said Greg Little, one of the members of the committee which organizes Clean & Green.
Other members of the committee are Langendoerfer, Greater Honesdale Partnership Executive Director Gail Tucker, GHP board president Jeff Hiller, Honesdale Councilman Mike Slish and Margaret Allen from Bold Gold Media.
The main sponsors of the event are the Greater Honesdale Partnership, The Wayne Independent, Bold Gold Media, Honesdale Borough and Grace Episcopal Church.
After lunch is served, volunteers are asked to stay as door prizes will be drawn. There are more than 60 prizes at this year's event.
Some of the main prizes include a lawn care package from Wayne Ambulance that includes a lawn mower, blower and weed eater; a patio set as well as a bistro set from Home Depot of Honesdale; a $500 gift certificate from Rent-E-Quip good for equipment rental; a free septic system cleaning from Koberlein Environmental; a live tree from One, Two, Tree Farm in Waymart; a Husqvarna chainsaw from R3 Hardware in Honesdale; and a 7-inch Sylvania tablet from the GHP.
"We are really thankful to all of the businesses who have embraced this event and appreciate everything they have done," said Little.
Here is a complete list of the sponsors:
• Wayne Ambulance
• Home Depot
• R3 Hardware
• One, Two, Tree Farm
• Honesdale Fraternal Order of Eagles
• First Alarm Security
• Koberlein Environmental Services
• Dave's Super Duper
• The Wayne Independent
• Bold Gold Media
• Honesdale Borough
• Grace Episcopal Church
• Greater Honesdale Partnership
• DJ Nicky Nick
• Gravity Ice Cream
• Fowler's Uptown Shell
• Apple Day Spa & Hair Restoration
• Dunkin' Donuts
• Wayne Memorial Health Systems
• Linda Potonsky