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Great Allentown Cleanups April 25

Great Allentown Cleanups April 25

Volunteers from across the city are urged to sign-up now to participate in Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s 9TH Annual Great Allentown Cleanups. Most of the activity will take place on Saturday, April 25 just following Earth Day which is Wednesday, April 22.

As many as 700 persons have taken part in organized clean-up projects in previous years. Pawlowski is asking even more city residents, business owners, church goers and community group members to consider participating in the program. “We’re asking all city residents, whether they own or rent, to help out and take care of their homes and sidewalks,” said Pawlowski. “If everyone pitches-in, we’ll have a tremendous impact on cleanliness across the city. It begins with each home, with each block and each neighborhood.”

The city will supply brooms, bags, dust pans and litter tongs to the volunteers to be used for the Great Allentown Cleanups. The city will also provide trash pickup.

“I want all residents to be proud of their city and to help keep it clean,” said Pawlowski. “Please don’t litter, tie your trash bags, and set aside a few minutes each week to pick up the trash around your sidewalk. Taking those easy steps will enhance the look of the city and improve the quality of life for all of us.”

The Great Allentown Cleanups
Saturday April 25, 2015

Central Catholic High School Environmental Club
Jordan Creek, west bank, Gordon to Turner St
(behind the CCHS 301 N 4th St, parking lot, Jute & Chew St)
9:30am - 12pm

7th St Main Street Initiative
Community Action Development Corp. (CADC)
Kathleen Kapila, 610-432-2155
Cleaning N 7th St from Hamilton St to Tilghman St
9am at St. Luke’s Church, 417 N 7th St.

Hamilton District Main Street Program
Target Employees
Planting flowers on Hamilton St at the intersections from 6th-10th St
Liz Regan (484) 542-7827

Nick Butterfield, 610-770-1751
Cleaning Library area and Martin Luther King Jr. Dr./Junction St

Lehigh Parkway
Betsy Acevedo 610-531-4013
Cleaning area of Lehigh Parkway S.

Lehigh Valley Humanists
Cleaning area of 9th & Hamilton St, 7th & Hamilton St.

Mountainville Area Crime Watch
Cleaning Mountainville area
Meeting at Mountainville Little League Park, 1814 S 5th St.
10 am -12 pm

Old Allentown Preservation Assoc.
Cleaning up and mulching tree wells
800Block of Chew between Nagle & Lumber St.
Meeting at 9am

West End Alliance
Cleaning between 17th & 22nd St
and Liberty and Washington St
10am -1pm

WFMZ Employees
Location TBD

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Girl Scout Troop #6340
Cleaning along the Little Lehigh Creek
1500 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Central Elementary School
Cleaning area of school, 829 W Turner St.

Saturday May 2, 2015

St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church
37 S 5th St.
Cleaning surrounding area of church

For more information, or to volunteer for the Great Allentown Cleanups, call the Recycling Bureau at 610-437-8729, or sign-up on-line at


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