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Outdoor Cleaning

Readers, please note we made a mistake - a big one - in this week's issue of the Waterville Times. The Clinton Collection Day is NOT this Saturday, April 24. It is Saturday, May 22. Below is the information as it should have appeared:

Spring cleaning. Something about the shedding of winter causes people to declutter and make their habitat clean again. Really clean. Dusting in places no one sees clean.

The communities of Waterville and Clinton both have events planned to assist with getting a jump on the spring cleaning and decluttering.

In Waterville, the Waterville Rotary Club has planned its annual Earth Day community cleanup for Saturday, April 24 starting at 9 a.m.. This year resident Joanna McNamara has coordinated a Green Up Waterville effort to add to the people picking up around the village.

Along with Saturday’s start, through Waterville First’s partnership with the Genesis Group, all communities in the Waterville Central School District are encouraged to participate over the next weeks in the Keep the Mohawk Valley Beautiful effort.

To participate Saturday, swing by Waterville Village Hall between 9 and 10 a.m. to get some bags, gloves and bottled water. You will be given a route for filling up those bags.

When done, bring the bags back to Village Hall and put in the Dumpster near the firehouse. Return home through a cleaner community.

In Clinton, it’s time to gather items for the annual Community Collection Day from 9 a.m. till noon Saturday, May 22 as a drive-up event on West Park Row near the Village Green. You can do a number of things, including:

*Donate non-perishable food and money to The Country Pantry

*Hand off your computers and other electronics for recycling

*Get documents shredded thanks to the truck provided by the Clinton Lions Club.

*Get rid of old eyeglasses and hearing aids.

*Hand off books and jewelry you don’t want to benefit the Kirkland Town Library.

*Bottles and cans piling up? The Clinton Pool will gladly take them off your hands.

In both events, facemasks are required, along with social distancing and minimizing contact.

For something else fun for Earth Day, Augusta Presbyterian Church will hold an Earth Day Celebration Sunday, April 25 at 10 a.m. The service will be a celebration of God's creatures. Come and share a story about your pet and how it has blessed your life. Well-mannered four legged friends are also welcome.

Thanks to all those behind organizing these efforts and let’s hope for a sunny warm day.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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