Written by: Melva Miller
The dedicated Laurelton residents of Operation Clean Up, along with friends and other volunteers, came out in full force for our third organizing clean up action for Merrick Blvd. This included many civic and community based organizations including The Federated Blocks of Laurelton, DIVAS for Social Justice, Pop’s House, NYPD Explorers, the 229 Street Block Association, and NYPD Explores.
In addition to the clean up, we celebrated the inaugural Laurelton Family Day presented by Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman. Laurelton Family Day, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Senator Leroy Comrie and Councilman Donovan Richards, featured healthy activities to encourage wellness in the community, a rock climbing wall and giveaways from our Laurelton business community.
As we move into our 4th clean up effort scheduled for August 5th, we look forward to continuing the momentum. I have attached an updated flyer for distribution. please post on social media and send to your friends. As always, we will be meeting at the Laurelton Branch of the Queens Library at 8am sharp on the 8th and we look forward to see everyone then.