Contributed by Matt Verdirame
Hooray, we did it again, we cleaned up Baltimore Pike for the second time this year. On Saturday, June 22 eight hearty souls set out and cleaned up our part of the world. My “Roadies” and I made the world a cleaner place.
This month’s crew consisted of previous workers Ila Verdirame, Linda Dresser, Linda Bennett, and I plus newcomers John Schear, Gabe Pecaitis, Michele Pecaitis, and our niece from Pittsburgh Emma Palyo. It was an all-star crew from the entire commonwealth that got the job done in just about one hour.
The fishing club has been sprucing up this two mile stretch of Route 97 for over 20 years. During those years the cleaners have discovered so many incredible treasures. They have found bungees, good tools, working lighters, pocket change, and even a twenty dollar bill. Of course mixed in were dead creatures of many types (which they do not touch), old ripped clothing, tire shreds, cans, bottles, wrappers, bumpers, signs, and other stuff they could not identify nor did they taste very good.
We will be out there again on Saturday, August 10 at 8 am to do it again and we need your help. So, if adventure and discovery is your game, plan on helping us on that day, everyone is invited, no one turned away. Keep anything you want and we will get rid of the rest.