Are you up for a little sporting competition? Are you ready to get your hands dirty for a good cause? Be warned, this event can be much more challenging than an Easter egg hunt, more of a workout than the gym, and more fun than you might imagine.
Four teams will compete on Saturday, May 3, 2014. First up is the Middle school 3-10 district looking for a miracle of a win. Second, we have the Orchard school 3-7 district. Third, we have Chamberlin school 3-9 district, the little engine that could, hoping for a knockout. Fourth is the grand Middle school 3-8 district, which, in sheer size, could be a formidable opponent.
Who will be the team captains? Will the five city councilors and the city Manager each choose a team (district) to represent, recruit members, and lead their team to victory? Will someone from each of South Burlington’s schools volunteer to be co-captains? What organizations and businesses will carry the cheerleader role, and hand out water, hot drinks, and snacks, come whatever the weather may bring us? What nonprofit, Scouting troops, Rotary or Elks members will join a team to bolster the roster?
The gauntlet is down. Send me your name and team of choice. On May 3, may the cleanest district win! Don’t be left on the sidelines-compete or forfeit your chance to dance on Victory Lane.
Who: Everyone is invited
What: SB Green Up Day Competition
Where: All streets, parks, and wetlands, in SB.
Litter drop off site: City Hall 8AM-2PM
When: May 3, 2014Why: Friendly competition to see which district can clean up the most litter.
The playing field:
There are approximately 359 streets and 136 wetland locations in South Burlington. A late spring has kept many secrets and treasures hidden across them, under the ice and snow. Awaken your children, your friends, your neighbors. Sign them up for this one-day sporting event celebrating and opening the way for a Green and Clean spring and summer. Choose which team you will represent as you explore the streets, parks, trails, wetlands, and woodlands on Green Up Day, in search and retrieval of litter.
Earn points for most team members, most litter cleaned up, greatest number of unusual trash items, and most under age 18 participants.
Register for the great SB Green Up Day Competition. Consider naming your group! Will your team name be Mama’s bears or Elementary Litter Gitters? Just be sure to tell me which of the four teams (district) your group will represent.
Finally, on Saturday, May 3, bring gloves, buckets or Green Up bags, and your *grubbiest clothes to the locations you choose and clean up (litter) for your winning team. (*You want to look the part for photos, when you drop off your litter catch at City Hall). Green Up Day-A SB Family Tradition.
Gather your family, or form a team from your street or neighborhood, sports team, scouting group, or club. Hurry, sign up today; don’t wait, send me an email now with your name and the names of others in your group, the area you are representing, and locations you will clean up on Green Up Day. Will it be Orchard, Chamberlin, Middle 3-8 or Middle 3-10 district -that sweeps up the competition for a clean 2014 win?
Sign up today via email (Bernie(dot)paquette@yahoo(dot)com) – don’t delay. Team bragging rights begin with most sign ups early on. Tell us which team roster to enter you under, then mark your calendar- May 3, 2014 SB Green Up Day Competition. Let the games begin!
|3-7||Queen City Park Road from Shelburne Road to Pine Street||Marga & Glenn Sproul|
|3-7||Shelburne Road (Intersection I-89 down to GE Healthcare)||The GE Volunteers (Maurice Cloutier)|
|3-8||Cheese Factory Road||Donna & Hugh Harley|
|3-8||I-89 between Dorset and Shelburne rd||Sarah Dopp|
|3-8||Dorset Park to Kennedy Drive-||Faith United Church Teens: Lee Jackson|
|3-8||Four Sisters Road||Rosanne Greco|
|3-8||Kennedy Drive -South/west side of Kennedy between Williston & Hinesburg Roads||Dore & Whittier Architects|
|3-8||Kimball Avenue (Corner of Kennedy Drive to VT. Assoc for the blind)||Neville Company|
|3-8||Nowland Farm Road mile long stretch||Rosanne Greco|
|3-8||Prouty Pkwy||Melissa Dickinson|
|3-9||Jaycee Park (off Patchin Road)||Walter Luchini|
|3-9||Mary Street||Girl Scouts (Brownies): Kim Swartz|
|3-9||National Guard Avenue||Scarpa Family|
|3-9||Patchen Road from White St to Irelands||Got-Junk" team|
|3-9||River Road||Scarpa Family|
|3-9||Victory Drive (to Kennedy)||Boy Scout Troop #611|
|3-9||Bike Path from Victory Drive||Boy Scout Troop #611|
|3-9||White Street (Chamberlin School Only)||Cub Scouts (Troop ????) Mike Parascondo|
|3-9||Williston Road||Boy Scout Troop #611|
|Wetland Loc||In the woods behind O'Brien Drive, SBHS, Barrett Street, Kennedy Drive, Woodcrest Drive.||Jared Poor & neighbors|