Tuesday, March 13, 2012

1st ANNUAL - Sidney Center Community Cleanup Day!

!!IN THE NEWS!! -- Sidney Center group seeks volunteers for cleanup day

THE DAILY STAR Article from Friday - July 27, 2012

When: Sunday, August 5th, 2012 @ 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Starting at the Fire Hall on Main Street
* BBQ starting at 5:00pm at the Maywood Historical Depot for all volunteers!
**Ice Cream Social from 6:00-8:00pm also at the Maywood Historical Depot!

Anyone is welcome to come help canvas the streets and streams of the Hamlet for trash and light debris.
Press Release
The Sidney Center Improvement Group (SCIG) will be holding the first annual Community Cleanup Day for the Hamlet of Sidney Center. The event will be held on Sunday, August 5th from 1:00-5:00pm starting at the Fire Hall on Main Street. Following the event, SCIG will host a BBQ for all volunteers from 5:00-6:00pm at the Maywood Historical Train Depot. To finish off the day, the Maywood Historical Society will hold it's weekly Ice Cream Social from 6:00-8:00pm.

The Cleanup event will consist of canvasing the Hamlet on foot for general trash and debris. Volunteers will also scour small portions of the two streams which run through the Hamlet; Carr's Creek and Willow Brook, to remove any light debris that has been washed downstream as a result of previous flooding events. SCIG is calling on anyone wishing to give back to the community and contribute to a great cause, to please join us.

SCIG appreciates the support the community has given with previous beautification projects and events such as the flower barrels outfitted with hand painted decorative bugs, welcome flags hanging throughout the hamlet, and the growing annual Tractor Parade. The Cleanup event will also support SCIG's water quality initiatives and the grant SCIG received last year from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to create a plan for how to better deal with future flooding and care for our water long-term.

The Sidney Center Improvement Group, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to promote community beautification and improvement projects as well as a better understanding and appreciation for our environment. SCIG holds events throughout the year to accomplish this goal and is always welcome to fresh faces and new ideas. SCIG's monthly general meeting is held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Sidney Center Library. For more information please visit SCIG at www.SCIGNY.org or on facebook.

About S.C.I.G.

Sidney Center, New York, United States
The Sidney Center Improvement Group (SCIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grass roots organization based in Sidney Center, NY. The small Hamlet of Sidney Center - like many upstate NY towns, villages, and hamlets, has had it’s fair share of challenges over the years. However, thanks to a group of dedicated residents who gathered for a visioning meeting in 2006, SCIG is now a thriving community group who's sole purpose is increasing the quality of life for all who live in Sidney Center and for future generations.