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Editorial: Community Cleanup a Sweeping Success

Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce President Michele Browner RN, BSN, administrator and director of nursing for Harbor House Assisted Living, was busy on Saturday April 24, involved with this year’s community cleanup.

She announced that the Earth Day community cleanup was a “Sweeping Success.”

President Browner said, “Mother Nature looked down upon the charming community of Oyster Bay and granted them the most perfect weather conditions as a backdrop for their project. The numerous volunteers who arrived at Appliance World sporting work gloves and brooms were enthusiastic about offering their clean up services while enjoying the beautiful day. Dottie Simons, manager of Dodds & Eder and organizer of the event, worked busily to check in the participants.

“After a light breakfast sponsored by Larry Nathan, owner of Appliance World, the volunteers were divided into teams. Each team was sent to a specific street or location in the hamlet to tidy up for spring. The very exciting news was that litter pick up was minimal, confirming that the recent campaign to spread the message of ‘Clean and Green’ was effective. The only negative news was that plenty of cigarette butts were evident throughout the entire hamlet, proof that the Cigarette Butt Fairy does not reside here in Oyster Bay. (If you are a smoker, please do your part by finding an appropriate receptacle for your butt!)

“Thanks goes to the many community activists who gave of their time and energy to support this beautiful community we all live, work and play in,” she said.

We add our thanks on behalf of the community for all the good work the chamber does to benefit the community at large.

As they say, and we believe, “build it and they will come.” We have great hopes for the Oyster Bay hamlet and the merchants that help it thrive. They prove the Oyster Bay slogan. Live, work and play in Oyster Bay.