Besides cleaning litter, Queen City Pride Plainfield NJ is also taking down illegal signs on poles.
Queen City Pride invites volunteers to join an effort Sunday to clean up Park Avenue from Sloane Boulevard to Seventh Street, up the east side and back down the west side, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The organizers are dubbing it the "Puttin' on the Ritz" campaign, which gave me an instant earworm of the Irving Berlin song. But then the hip-hop dirge "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash took over my brain as I pondered some other urban issues around Park & Seventh.
Anyway, the Oct. 15 turnout was the best yet, organizers said, They are recommending the effort as a way for those who need civic hours for Boy or Girl Scouts, Confirmation or school to gain credits.
The group now has a Facebook page and has taken down 350 of those ads people post on poles.
Congratulations to all who took part or will join in on Sunday!