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Legislator Timothy J. Whalen to Hold Great American Clean Up Event

  

Legislator Timothy J. Whalen to Hold Great American Clean Up Event

 

Buffalo, NY –  Erie County Legislator Timothy J. Whalen (D-South Buffalo, 2nd District) announced that he will be hosting a Great American Clean Up Event. 

 The event will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 9 am to noon at Mulroy Park which is located behind Holy Family Church at South Park and Tifft Avenues in South Buffalo.  Those who attend will help pick up litter and beautify Mulroy Park which holds many memories particularly for older residents of South Buffalo.

 “There was an article in the Buffalo News recently that spoke of a reunion at Mulroy Park, I remember as a child playing in that park from sun-up to sundown,” Legislator Whalen explained.  “It holds a special place in the memory of so many of us that grew up in South Buffalo and so I would like to show my appreciation by bringing folks together to cleaning up the Park so that others can enjoy it for years to come.”

 A free cookout for participants sponsored by Legislator Whalen will follow the clean up of the Park.

 The Great American Clean Up is an annual event held at various locations throughout the United States to help celebrate Earth Day.  It is estimated that three million Americans will participate in various Clean Up activities.  In Buffalo the effort to encourage residents to sponsor or join a Clean Up is led by Mayor Byron Brown and County Clerk Kathy Hochul.

 “Earth Day is a great time to remember the footprint we leave in our communities,” Legislator Whalen explained.  “When we do something to beautify our neighborhood it gives us a sense of pride of place and reminds us to take care of the environment around us throughout the entire year.” 

 Those wishing to sign up or find out more about the Great American Clean Up Event in Mulroy Park can call Legislator Whalen’s District Office at (716) 824-6180.

 

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