Volunteers Show Pride in Millis
One hundred volunteers showed up on Sat., April 30, to show pride in their community by participating in Millis Beautification Day.
The annual event is co- sponsored by the Millis Garden Club and the Millis Lions Club. This year community residents cleaned up 28 town-owned sites, picking up litter and trash, weeding, and raking leaves. Bags filled with nip bottles were collected and disposed of along with an abandoned shopping cart found at one site.
“This was a great opportunity to spruce up our town,” said Janet Gashler, Garden Club Co-Chair, “and all it took was a few hours on a Saturday morning.”
The Garden Club and the Lions thank the groups and individuals who gave their time and effort to make the 18th Millis Beautification Day the success it was. Millis High School athletic teams, coaches, teachers, and clubs cleaned up all the Millis Schools sites. The Blackstone Valley Young Marines cleaned and raked behind the library and the Niagara Fire Station. Millis firefighters cleaned up the parking lot and spruced up the landscaping at the Old Railroad Station. Members of the UCC Church picked up trash and litter along Middlesex Street, while Girl Scout Troop 82362 and Daisy Troop 83168 picked up trash and raked leaves at the Clyde Brown soccer field. Many thanks to all these groups.
Mass Improvement in Millis, a home repair and improvement company, did needed repairs on benches and picnic tables at two town parks. Thank you, Mass Improvement! Thanks also to new residents, who worked for the first time; and to volunteers who have been showing up for almost 20 years. Certainly, Millis Beautification Day workers of all ages can take pride in their accomplishments on Millis Beautification Day 2022.