State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich organizes spring cleanup

From left, members of the Old Forge High School football team Brett Wargo, Adam Samitz, Anthony Rios, state Rep. Sid Kavulich, Tom Sorovougn, football coach Mike Schubach, Old Forge Borough Mayor Robert Legg, and Alliance landfill site director Paul Sochovka. - Submitted photo

TAYLOR – State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich is working with local community leaders, volunteers and businesses to organize a regional spring cleanup event to remove litter and winter debris from roadsides, creeks and riverbanks, and parks and recreation areas in Taylor, Moosic and Old Forge.

The event, part of the Great American Cleanup of PA, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Residents and groups interested in participating, and local businesses interested in offering their support, can call Kavulich’s office at 570-562-2350 for more information.

“We live and work in wonderful communities and every spring, just like our homes and cars, they deserve a thorough cleaning,” Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, wrote in an email. “I’m inviting everyone in the Triboro area to get involved and make their community a better place in which to live.”

Rallying volunteers to support the cleanup in the Triboro area are officials from Taylor, Old Forge and Moosic. Those helping to sponsor the event are Alliance Landfill and Waste Management, who are donating waste containers, transportation and disposal services. McCarthy Tire Co. is also sponsoring the event by helping to dispose of any tires collected during the cleanup.

“This is a great opportunity for Scout and church groups, youth sports teams and all of the residents in each of their towns to get involved and shake off this winter by cleaning up,” Kavulich said. “With enough volunteers and a little bit of work, this cleanup will make a tremendous impact.”

Borough public works departments are helping in the cleanup, with police departments from the Triboro assisting to make sure the cleanup volunteers are kept safe.

The Great American Cleanup of PA is an annual event held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup of Keep America Beautiful.

From left, members of the Old Forge High School football team Brett Wargo, Adam Samitz, Anthony Rios, state Rep. Sid Kavulich, Tom Sorovougn, football coach Mike Schubach, Old Forge Borough Mayor Robert Legg, and Alliance landfill site director Paul Sochovka.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_KAVULICH_Photo2.jpgFrom left, members of the Old Forge High School football team Brett Wargo, Adam Samitz, Anthony Rios, state Rep. Sid Kavulich, Tom Sorovougn, football coach Mike Schubach, Old Forge Borough Mayor Robert Legg, and Alliance landfill site director Paul Sochovka. Submitted photo