Millis Beautification Day, April 30 Register online for site assignmentFeb 25, 2022 10:21AM ● By Chuck Tashjian
From left, Janet Gashler, Pat Thompson Sue Conte at Millis Beautification Day in 2021. These ladies are longstanding members of the Millis Garden Club and volunteer every year.
The Millis Garden Club and the Millis Lions Club, co-sponsors of the 17th Annual Millis Beautification Day, are once again calling on residents to show pride in Millis by supporting the town-wide cleanup. This year’s rain-or-shine event will be held on April 30, the last Saturday in April. As usual, the start time will be 9 a.m. Registration and site assignments will NOT be in front of the Veterans Memorial Building as in past years. Instead, volunteers can register by visiting [email protected]
You can make a difference! Volunteers of all ages are needed to help clean up the Millis landscape by removing litter at designated landmark town sites such as the Veterans Memorial Building, Clyde Brown School, Millis High School and Richardson’s Pond, as well as along main roads. “The final number of sites depends on how many volunteers sign up. The more people who register, the more sites can be assigned. We hope to have over 200 people - volunteers of all ages can help,” comments Jen Donehey, Lions Co-Chair.
Both individuals and groups are urged to volunteer. Students from the Millis Public Schools – athletic teams, the Honor Society, the Millis High School Leos, and students working on community projects – along with teachers and parents, make a huge impact. We are pleased to have scouts, church groups, town board and commission members, junior ROTC members, the Y, and other supporters.
In past years, community volunteers have made a big difference in just a couple of hours. In 2021, seventy-seven large contractor bags were picked up by DPW throughout the day; town gardens, school fields, roadways, parks and other sites were tended to.
This is a great opportunity to make our town shine,” adds Donehey. “All it takes is just a few hours of time on a Saturday morning. So please, everyone, if you care to keep our town trim and tidy, join your friends and neighbors and give the town a couple of hours on April 30. You’ll be proud you did!”