PLAINFIELD, NJ - Monday, September 2 is Labor Day, a day off for many people who will sleep in, barbecue, and enjoy the last dog days of summer. Meanwhile, Queen City Pride (QCP) will be teaming up with students from St. Peter’s Prep who are hosting their fourth cleanup of the season. The two groups will start at the Plainfield NJ Transit train station, and will spread throughout the downtown area.
Dedicated young men from St. Peter’s Prep organized and conducted three previous cleanups in July, inspiring others to join in.
Timothy Priano, founder of Queen City Pride, invited the entire school community to join in the local effort at the Auguts 20 Board of Education meeting. Past QCP cleanups have seen as many as fifty participants, Priano said, representing city officials, school board members, and numerous organizations including members of the P.A.A.A.S. PTO, the Plainfield Vikings, St. Bartholomew Academy, and Iris House.
Priano hopes that residents will take an hour or two out of their day to make the Queen City sparkle, stating, “QCP loves that our neighbors assist with making our city clean as a community.”
Queen City Pride is a volunteer organization that has hosted over twenty cleanups in various neighborhoods throughout the city over the past three years, and it was the recipient of the Public Lands Clean Up Award from the Trustees of New Jersey Clean Communities Council in 2017.
Local organizations are invited to participate. The clean up begins at 10 a.m. and volunteers will gather at the 4th Street side of the station. Supplies, including tools, trash bags and gloves, will be provided.
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