May 25, 2017… With rubber-gloved hands, shovels and sheer determination, a volunteer work force celebrated Great American Cleanup Day in Glen Cove by pulling weeds, cleaning debris and planting flowers to refresh a Glen Street parking lot. The group of over 40 adults and children included Mayor Reggie Spinello and his wife Coleen, Council members Pamela Panzenbeck and Roderick Watson and representatives of the Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Department, the Glen Cove Beautification Commission and Youth Bureau, the Girl Scouts, the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and the Economic Opportunity Council. “This day serves as a reminder that positive change happens when people work together and we extend our gratitude to all of the children and adults who took the time to be a part of this important day,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “We appreciated the support of so many volunteers who were willing to get their hands dirty to keep Glen Cove beautiful,” added Darcy Belyea, Director of the Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Department and Beautification Commission.
Caption 1: Children from the Glen Cove Youth Bureau and Boys & Girls Club join Mayor Spinello and his wife Coleen and Desirae O’Neill (far right) from the club during Glen Cove’s Great American Cleanup event.
Caption 2: Jacki Yonick of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau and Beautification Commission distributes flowers to a group of young volunteers as part of the city’s Great American Cleanup Day.
Photo Credit: Tab Hauser