To the Editor:

The Trumbull Community Women would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in Tidy Up Trumbull this year. It was our 12th and most active year, with over 130 people participating during the week of April 25-May 1. Many repeat groups were active this year including employees from Cooper Surgical and United Health Care, members from the Republican and Democratic town committees, Cub Scout Pack 167 and Boy Scout troop 67. Civic organizations in the project were The Trumbull Young Women, the Nature and Arts Center, and The Moms Club of Trumbull, who not only cleaned Indian Ledge Playground, they also donated 20 bags of sand to the sandbox.

Town resident Julie Howes organized a neighborhood clean-up for Whitney Avenue and Jen Molgard and family worked in Great Oak Park, while Heather DeLude and Edward Grillo tackled Unity Park.

TCW club members active in the week’s events included Terri Malo, Liz Thomas, Kathy Hopper, Laura Ponzio, Karen Robinson, Ricki Davis, Michele Humbert, Laurie Nagy, with children Rachel and Stephen, past members Christine Eng and Sheila Schimmel, and Chairman Monica Leggett.

Many hands make small work and we had 12 adults and 16 teens working in groups around the White Plains Road/Twin Brooks and Beeches Park area on April 27. Teens were able to earn community service hours to meet their school requirements and parents chipped in as well. In total, six parks, six stretches of town roads, one church property, and two park and rides were cleaned up in about 240 man-hours. The Parks Department picked up the bags of trash following each project.

We would like to thank the sponsors for the party held for the volunteers at Twin Brooks Park. Sponsors included Old Town Restaurant, the O Bar and Grille, and Stop & Shop. The party chairman was TCW member, Terri Malo.

Lastly, I would like to acknowledge all the town residents and businesses that make an effort to clean their own little section of Trumbull. You may not step forward as part of our “organized efforts,” but we enjoy the results of a clean town when everyone pitches in. We hope you’ll join us next year.

Monica Leggett

Tidy Up Trumbull Chairman

Trumbull Community Women