In spite of the unfavorable weather forecast, Green Up Day is a Rain Or Shine event, and the 47th Annual event was a great success! The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce was joined on Saturday, May 6th by more than 90 community members helping to Green Up Springfield and surrounding areas. In addition to the people who came out that day, we provided bags to another 70 volunteers during the week leading up to the event, for a total of more than 160 local participants. We distributed over 300 bags for trash pickup. Big thank you to HCRS, HB Energy Solutions, the Springfield Food Co-op, Tree Farm Campground, Lawrence & Wheeler, Kelley Sales & Service, Trout River Brewing Company, Springfield Rotary Club, Springfield Lions Club, Union Park Neighborhood Association, Springfield Garden Club, our area churches, student volunteers from Springfield High School, and many more! Community volunteers and the Chamber spent the drizzly morning spreading mulch and raking the grass in front of Peoples Bank. We appreciate Woodbury Florist for delivering the mulch. Following hours of hard work picking up trash, volunteers enjoyed a Thank You Cookout with delicious hot dogs donated by Jakes South Street Market. Shout out to One Credit Union for the use of their grill. Thank you to Town of Springfield employees for picking up all the bags. Our business partners and community members made this a day to remember. Join us next year and help us reach our goal of 200 participants!
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