Central Falls celebrates Earth Day with City-wide clean-up

CENTRAL FALLS – On Saturday, April 23, the city of Central Falls is hosting its 6th
annual Earth Day Celebration. City officials are optimistic that turnout to the
upcoming Earth Day clean-up will surpass the over 250 volunteers that participated
last year. The event will kick-off at Central Falls High School at 10:00 am Saturday
morning and wrap up at approximately 1:00 pm.

«The city’s Earth Day clean-up, now in its 6th year, is one of the most exciting
and meaningful events we host throughout the year,» said Mayor James A. Diossa.
«Year after year, hundreds of community members take action and work together to
create a cleaner and healthier Central Falls. Our city’s comeback has not been
possible without the widespread community support that we see at events like our
Earth Day clean-up.»

Volunteers will gather in the gym at Central Falls High School (CFHS), located at 24
Summer St. on Saturday where they will be given clean-up materials (gloves, shovels,
rakes, and garbage bags). There, they will be assigned a team with a designated area
to clean. Designated areas include public parks, main streets, and school zones.
After the clean-up, volunteers will conclude the day back at CFHS for free pizza and
refreshments. The Department of Parks and Recreation will also hold a free raffle
for participating volunteers.

«We are very appreciative of our community volunteers who are making Central Falls a
better place to live,» said Parks and Recreation Director Rob Sayre-McCord. «Every
year this event grows and builds upon the prior year’s success. It truly
demonstrates the pride and spirit of the residents of the Comeback City.»

The City of Central Falls Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a $1,000 grant
from the Narragansett Bay Commission to help sponsor this year’s clean-up. Navigant
Credit Union is also a sponsor of Saturday’s clean-up.

For more information about participating in the Central Falls Earth Day clean-up,
please contact visit www.centralfallsri.us/central_falls_earth_day_clean_up.