April 7, 2020

Annual Keep Rehoboth Beautiful Townwide Spring Cleanup Postponed

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To the Community of Rehoboth:

We are writing to announce the postponement of the 3rd Annual Keep Rehoboth Beautiful Townwide Spring Cleanup due to the outbreak of COVID-19. While this was a difficult decision to make because we enjoy collaborating with the community of Rehoboth to beautify the Town each spring, it was also a unanimous decision because we care deeply about the health and wellbeing of this community. Activities such as holding open signup sessions to distribute supplies and organizing as litter cleanup groups are not safe at this time as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, the Keep Rehoboth Beautiful Committee will be rescheduling the 3rd Annual Townwide Spring Cleanup to take place during the Fall of 2020 (dates to be announced). We are looking forward to working with the community of Rehoboth to clean up the roadsides of our town at this later date!

We would like to thank the community of Rehoboth for all of the support received to date in the planning of the 3rd Annual Keep Rehoboth Beautiful Townwide Spring Cleanup. We are grateful for the involvement of the Rehoboth Highway Department, the Blanding Public Library, Health Agent Karl Drown, Connie Wenzel-Jordan, and Keep Massachusetts Beautiful. We are also thankful for the monetary support of the following local businesses in planning the 3rd Annual Keep Rehoboth Beautiful Townwide Spring Cleanup:

  • Propane Plus
  • Waste Tech Disposal
  • Bay State Pet & Garden Supply
  • GT Excavating
  • J&J Materials
  • Rehoboth Wine & Spirits
  • Bay State Truck & Trailer
  • Century 21/Ernie Boren Real Estate
  • TLC Animal Hospital
  • Greaves Electric
  • Cycle Barn Studio
  • The Grapevine
  • B&R Fournier
  • Cristallo Spa
  • Hillside Country Club
  • Manny & Sons Auto Repair
  • Flynn Pest Control
  • Personal Best Physical Therapy
  • Best Dog Ever Acupuncture
  • Fournier Auto Sales
  • Celeste Fournier
  • Rehoboth COA
  • Blu Sky Real Estate
  • Erin’s Chop Shop
  • RDL Equipment
  • Confectionary Designs
  • Blue Stone Driveways
  • RE/MAX Integrity
  • Five Bridge Inn

The Keep Rehoboth Beautiful Committee would also like to acknowledge and thank the following locations that had offered their space and time to distribute litter cleanup supplies:

  • Century 21/Ernie Boren Real Estate
  • J&J Materials
  • RE/MAX Integrity
  • Manny & Sons Auto Repair
  • Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center
  • Rehoboth Highway Department
  • Rehoboth Town Offices
  • Blanding Public Library
  • Homestead Farm Market
  • Waste Tech Disposal

Finally, we are tremendously grateful for the support and enthusiasm of the groups and individuals who had already registered to participate in the cleanup. While the 3rd Annual Townwide Spring Cleanup has been postponed until the Fall of 2020, we encourage residents of Rehoboth to keep up the momentum by beautifying their neighborhoods during Earth Week in April. April 22, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and everyone can celebrate by picking up even the smallest bit of litter in their neighborhood. We also ask that residents follow safety precautions while cleaning up their neighborhoods such as wearing brightly-colored or reflective clothing, wearing gloves and using protective materials such as a pick-up stick, not running into the road to pick up litter, and wearing insect repellent and sunscreen.

Again, we are grateful for the continued support of the community of Rehoboth, and we are looking forward to continuing the 3rd Annual Townwide Spring Cleanup in the fall. In the meantime, please stay updated by “liking” Keep Rehoboth Beautiful on Facebook or by visiting our website, www.keeprehobothbeautiful.com. Additionally, please contact us at info@keeprehobothbeautiful.com with any questions or inquiries.

Sincerely,
The Keep Rehoboth Beautiful Committee

Abby Abrahamson, Chair
Nancy Muri, Vice Chair
Jen LeComte, Clerk
Ron Whittemore, Member
Lorelei Kellum, Member
Kelly McNaughton, Member

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