Fanwood Hosts Clean Community Day

Fanwood DPW workers and community volunteers, including a local Brownie troop, help clean up Fanwood Credits: John Mooney
Councilman Russ Huegel, Mayor Colleen Mahr, Council candidate Trish Walsh, Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell and Councilman Tom Kranz at Fanwood's Earth Day cleanup. Credits: John Mooney
Mayor Colleen Mahr welcomes the crowd. Credits: John Mooney
Volunteers from the Dhammakaya International Meditation Center Credits: Tom Kranz
Volunteers from a local Brownie Troop Credits: John Mooney
Volunteer group ready to clean up Fanwood Credits: John Mooney
Clint Dicksen with his daughter, Amy, and Fanwood DPW workers. Credits: John Mooney

FANWOOD, NJ -- For the 29th consecutive year, volunteers came to the Fanwood train station on Saturday, April 21, to organize into groups and clean up parts of the Borough for the annual Community Clean Up.

The event, organized by the Fanwood Dept. of Public Works and the Clean Community Committee, attracted dozens of volunteers to pick up trash and debris throughout the town. Each volunteer received a t-shirt and tote bag plus bagels from Fanwood Bagel and pizza from Nick's Pizza.

DPW Director Clint Dicksen and the Clean Community volunteers are the driving forces behind our event, which attracts people from all walks of life to clean up our town. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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