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Letter: Thank You for Helping Keep Manhasset Beautiful

Over 30 volunteers took part in Keep Manhasset Beautiful’s community cleanup event on Saturday, May 16. Local residents of all ages joined elected officials, students, the Chamber of Commerce, the Scouts, Manhasset SEPTA, and many Town of North Hempstead representatives, to make Manhasset cleaner, greener and more beautiful. The volunteers met at Manhasset Valley Park on a beautiful spring morning and gave the park a much-needed cleaning—together, they collected well over 100 pounds of litter. While cleaning and beautifying our community, volunteers wore T-shirts and used supplies provided by the Town of North Hempstead. After they cleaned Valley Park, volunteers headed over to Plandome Road to participate in the “sidewalk sweep” event there with dozens of other residents. In sum, an outstanding display of community pride, camaraderie and volunteerism.

This community cleanup event is part of KMB’s goal to raise awareness about litter and beautification issues in Manhasset, and KMB wishes to thank all of the dedicated volunteers who participated in and helped organize the event, including the following:

— The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce.

— Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Town of North Hempstead Councilwomen Maria-Christina Poons and Lee Seeman, and Legislative Aide Eleanor Lange. All were instrumental in supporting and promoting KMB, and helping organize the event.

— Ann Marie Moschitta, Lauren Moschitta, Michelle Weingart and Helen Weitman of Manhasset SEPTA.

— Barry Muller, a new Manhasset resident who did an amazing job cleaning the park and Plandome Road (great to have you in Manhasset, Barry).

— Cub Scout Pack 101 and Daisy Troop 545, including Ken Riscica, Linda, Kaitlyn and Martin Clarke, and Jane, Joann and Victoria Cesaria.

— Student volunteers from Manhasset High School, and to Kim Hartmann, the Community Service Advisor at MHS, who helped promote the event and recruit student volunteers.

To see pictures from the event and find out more about KMB, please visit www.keepmanhassetbeautiful.org

Again, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped (and is helping) Keep Manhasset Beautiful!

Maria Karayiannis and Sevan Ogulluk