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News from Neighborhood Network - Great American Clean-up on Apr. 28

posted Mar 14, 2012, 8:07 PM by Web Master

3.   Here's another announcement from the City's Neighborhood Network:

"2012 Great American Cleanup-April 28th, 8:00 a.m. to noon

"This is a great way to help rid your neighborhood of trash and do something to improve your community.  Get a group together, spend a half day doing good work for your community.  And someone else provides the tools and pick up the trash afterwards.  How great is that?

Preregistration for the event is required.  Volunteers must register by Friday, April 20. 

Organizations, groups or individuals wanting to participate in the 2012 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP™ may call KEEP NORTHERN ILLINOIS BEAUTIFUL at (815) 637-1343 or go to to register by Friday, April 20.

The GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP™ is a county-wide effort that involves citizens from all villages, municipalities, townships and service organizations in Winnebago County.  It is a collaborative effort between Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, Winnebago County and the City of Rockford.  As a nationally-organized anti-littering campaign, the GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP™ has grown to become a catalyst for change in community improvement and beautification, becoming the nation’s single largest community improvement program.

On Saturday, April 28, volunteers pick up supplies between 8:00 AM and  9:00 AM. and proceed to their assigned team location to pick up litter.  Complimentary water and snacks will be provided for all volunteers.

Patriots’ Gateway Center, 615 South 5th Street in Rockford, will serve as the central location for volunteers’ supplies such as gloves, safety vests, trash bags and litter tongs.  However, supplies will also be available at other locations including: House of Refuge Church, 1401 West State Street • Harlem Township Town Hall, 819 Melbourne Avenue • Machesney Park / Loves Park City Hall, 100 Heart Boulevard • Rockton Village Green Park, 149 East Chapel Street • Roscoe Public Works Building, 5402 Swanson Road • South Beloit Fire Station, 149 Gardner Street • Cherry Valley Township, 4875 Blackhawk Road • New Milford Village Hall, 6771 11th Street, Rockford • Durand United Methodist Church, Main & Center • Pecatonica Township, 410 Reed Street • Winnebago County Highway Department, 424 North Springfield Avenue, Rockford.  Additional supply locations include all Riverside Community Banks in Winnebago County: Perryville Banking Center, 6855 East Riverside Boulevard; Harrison Banking Center, 2625 Stowmarket Avenue; State Street Banking Center, 4048 East State Street; and Route 173 Banking Center, 1515 West Lane Road.