Springfield Residents Join Forces to Clean River FrontSPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — It was beautiful weather outside Saturday, making it a perfect day for the Springfield Community and Resurection Center to work together for the 3rd Annual River Front Clean-Up day.
Dozens of adults and children met at the Basketball Hall of Fame around 10am to walk down the River Front path and collect trash. All part of an effort to beautify the city.
“We started this 3 years ago to start an example for others, how we can do a better job in cleaning up Springfield,” event coordinator David Ewen said.
And so the effort has continued over the years. Drawing in more and more organizations and new participants.
For Ivelisse Hicks, this was her families first year being a part of the event and she said she thinks it’s wonderful to help out her city.
“I think it’s awesome that if everyone participated and put some time in…it’s only a few hours of the day taking out to clean and it’s helpful for the city. We want to make it nice and well taken care of,” Hicks said.
“If you look at it, how many people come out on a holiday weekend and do something like this? So the challenge is out there. We’re always complaining about situations around the city. But taking pride in your city is putting your words into actions and actually coming out and doing something,” Pastor Jose Martinez told ABC40.
Martinez said that he hopes the event continues to have a positive influence on residents to improve our city.