NEWTON, NJ—The neighbors helping neighbors event is on again this year, set for Saturday, May 4. Debbie Danielson, from the Newton Department of Public Works is organizing the event.   

New this year, the event will begin in the Memory Park parking lot beginning at 8:30 a.m. running until noon.  In the past years it started at the town’s municipal building.

As is the tradition, complimentary breakfast which includes bagels, donuts, coffee and juices will be provided for all volunteers. 

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In conjunction with the event, a paper shredding event will be held at the Newton Recycling Center, located on South Park Drive. The shredding event will run from 9 a.m. until noon as well. Any questions about it should be directed to Danielson at 973-383-4160.

“Join your neighbors as they help clean up our parks, schools, streets and parking lots of litter and recyclables, as well as helping our neighbors in need with various lawn, property maintenance, and clean-up issues,” according to the flyer on the town’s website.

Senior citizens, veterans, or any disabled residents who would like to be added to the list for assistance can contact Danielson at the above number or via email at ddanielson@newtondpw.com to register.

Garbage bags, rakes, gloves and other supplies will be provided to those who volunteer. A pizza lunch will be served in the Memory Park parking lot at noon.

Last year 23 residences were cleaned up by volunteers out of the 27 residences that were registered.

Several groups including Cub Scout packs, Girl Scout troops, members of the Newton Fire Department, the Sussex Stags football team, board of education and town council members and many more volunteers helped out last year.