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From left, Stissing Mountain High School students Shane Horboychuk, Meredith Michetti, Logan Kilmer, Mike Kelly, Ryan Lynn, Jeffrey Knapp, Adolfo Lopez and Dylan Poepplein gathered at the Pine Plains Town Garage to volunteer for the Town Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 12. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Students make Clean Up Day a breeze

PINE PLAINS — Local volunteers, many students, pitched in to help clear residents’ homes of unwanted belongings as part of the third annual Town Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 12. 

With the event running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pine Plains Town Garage, the town provided Dumpsters for residents to dispose their unwanted materials, including furniture, rugs, couches, chairs, sleeper sofas, mattresses and box springs, tires, car batteries and other items. 

In addition to unloading the items from residents’ vehicles, volunteers were recruited to assist local senior citizens by driving to their homes and picking up their junk. Among this year’s volunteers was a group of Stissing Mountain High School students who signed up to fulfill their community service requirement for school.

“It’s a lot easier with the kids we have, a lot smoother,” Pine Plains town worker Vinny Parliman remarked mid-morning. “Nobody’s had to get out of their cars yet.”

— Kaitlin Lyle

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