Recently, more than 150 community members gathered at the 8th Legislative District Office, to kick off the annual Fall Community Cleanup in Holbrook. Community members of all ages attended the annual event that helps to clean up litter from parks, roadways, and medians in the Holbrook area. “I was pleasantly surprised by how many community members showed up bright and early on Saturday morning ready to help beautify Holbrook” said Legislator Piccirillo. The cleanup was held on Saturday September 19th from 9am to 12pm. Residents met at the 8th Legislative District Office; signed in, then received gloves, garbage bags and garbage pickers supplied by Keep Islip Clean. Each team of volunteers received a specific area in the Holbrook area to clean.
“The support from community members was overwhelming, we had many young people show up to help clean our community; I found that particularly inspiring” said Legislator Piccirillo. Legislator Piccirillo offered community service hours to students who needed them. “My office offered Community Service Hours for the Cleanup and I am glad to see that so many young people took advantage of this opportunity” added the Freshman Legislator.
The Cleanup was held in partnership with the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce who has long partnered with the 8th Legislative District Office. “Thanks to Legislator Anthony Piccirillo’s office, the semiannual Holbrook Cleanup Day tradition has continued. This year we had one of our largest turnouts and on a beautiful September day. The community really came together to remove the trash and debris that accumulated within the business district and along the side of our roadways over the summer.” said Rick Ammirati, Holbrook Chamber of Commerce President. “The Chamber is extremely proud of all the volunteers and hope this cleanup helps to spread the word to keep our town clean” he added.
In addition to the Holbrook Chamber participating; Boy Scout Troop 636, Holbrook AMVETS, Civic Associations and Assemblyman Smith’s office were all on hand to take part in the cleanup. “It is so great to see the Community come together for a seasonal Holbrook tradition during these difficult times to beautify our community. With the leadership of Legislator Piccirillo and the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce, this year’s cleanup was one of the best we have seen in many years” said Assemblyman Smith. In all, more than 50 bags of trash were collected from the cleanup; everything from bottles, cans, plastic, and wrappers were found. “I am looking forward to the cleanup next year and keeping this tradition of beautifying our town, alive for years to come” added Legislator Anthony Piccirillo.