Record Number of Volunteers Gather for Chatham's Annual "Spring Clean"

Chatham Key Club members Ella Mercer and Julia Lin at the fifth annual Spring Clean Credits: TAP Chatham
Tesla Egan and Peter Fife take a break near the train station Credits: TAP Chatham
Petrina Kanellakos, center, with girl scout volunteers at Reasoner Park Credits: TAP Chatham
Vicki Fife and Janice Piccolo get dirty during fifth annual Spring Clean in Chatham on Saturday Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Key Club members Ella Healy and Tara Ghorpadkar work at the Chatham Train Station during Spring Clean Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High Key Club member Paul Danenberg Credits: TAP Chatham
Key Club members work at the Chatham Train Station during Spring Clean Credits: TAP Chatham
Petrina Kanellakos and Roubi Stavropoulos at Reasoner Park Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham 7th Graders Elyse Panagakos and Kelly Bernich help out at Reasoner Park during Spring Clean Credits: TAP Chatham

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."

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