CHATHAM, NJ - Downtown Chatham looks a little neater and cleaner after a record number of volunteers participated in the fifth annual Spring Clean on Saturday.

"This is our fifth year of doing Spring Clean and we have our largest contingent of Key Club members and volunteers," Janice Piccolo, director of Chatham Community Services, said. 

Piccolo said there were 225 volunteers who joined Tony Torello's Chatham Borough DPW members to plant flowers and spread fertilizer.

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"You know they say many hands make light work and this is a true example of that," Victoria Fife, borough council member and volunteer, said. "There are even people who didn't know about it and have stopped to help."

Chatham High student Paul Danenberg helped bring 35 volunteers to help at Spring Clean, including 30 Key Club members, along with members of the Kiwanis Club and the Builder's Club.

"It's going a lot faster this year," Danenberg said.

The annual cleanup of downtown Chatham is organized by MyChathamNJ."