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Ribbon Cutting for Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center’s Building

Ribbon Cutting for Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center’s Building

Thank you ALL friends of Wachusett Earthday, for helping us reach ribbon cutting for Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center’s building. Each donation and your volunteer service helped complete our Matching Partnership Grant with the DCR for constructing the building. Thank you to DCR Commissioner Jack Murray for leading the celebration on November 8 and to DCR Regional Director John Scannell and Director Jonathan Yeo. We are honored to continue in this partnership. Thank you to Steve Lemon of Regional Builders in Worcester for constructing the new center.

Thank you to our regional partners: the Town representative team and the leaders and citizens of Boylston, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston. Thank you to our encouraging legislators: Senators Harriette Chandler, Stephen Brewer and Jennifer Flanagan and Representatives Kim Ferguson, Jim O’Day and Hank Naughton and former Representative Lew Evangelidis.

Thank you to each volunteer and Earthday board member for great work to prepare for the dedication. A particular ‘hats off’ to George Pellerin! Thank you to Patt Popple and Anna Perkins and helpers for delicious treats. Thanks to Chris de Marcken for photos now on display.

Special thanks to each Resource Center leader: the original founder Karen Shapiro who located the first Center at Wachusett Regional High School; Hazel Lund who directed the Center at Holden Bubar Building, Rice School and Oriol’s Wachusett Extended Care; Pat Charbonneau who carried on, and current leaders C. Mary McLoughlin, John Lewis and Joan Dunn.

Together we are providing a great community service yearround. Please visit us at 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston on Tuesdays 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and third Saturdays 8 to 11a.m. The final collection of chemicals and paints for 2013 is Saturday, November 16, 8 a.m. to noon. Closed for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 27. Hoping to add Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m. early in 2014: more volunteers needed!

Colleen Abrams and the
Wachusett Earthday Board of Directors