Saturday, April 8th witnessed the parish’s newest outreach ministry, the roadside clean-up of Lancaster Avenue from Wallace Avenue (PA Route 282) heading East to Quarry Road. The church has formally adopted the aforementioned two-mile stretch of roadside as part of the national Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program.
Throughout the Commonwealth, AAH programs are overseen by Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation. The State supplied two roadside safety signs, the safety vests, trash bags, and work gloves as the ten volunteers met inside Bartholomew Hall for last-minute instructions and coffee before heading out into the borough. The ten volunteers split into two factions, each thereby taking one particular side of the road and thus enabling both sides to be beatified concurrently.
The next scheduled AAH Clean Up will be on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 am. – 11:00 a.m.
All adults within the parish all welcome to volunteer; however, a training video created by Penn DOT must be viewed by prospective volunteers before participating.
For more information about viewing the training video, or the future clean-up, please contact Kim Symonds at firstname.lastname@example.org.