Eatontown: The Pride in Eatontown Committee has been around for twenty years and has become a dynamic force in improving the appearance of Eatontown. Last Sunday in horrible weather conditions more than 25 cub scouts and their parents cleaned up 80 Acres Park. During their regular meeting this past Tuesday, Boy Scouts from Troop 49 cleaned the border of the arboretum. Because of the bad weather last week the official day was postponed to this Sunday. In all more than 120 people got involved in Eatontown Cleanup Day 2012. Chair for Pride in Eatontown, Judy Bretzger, called it a record number.
On Sunday afternoon, 62 people signed in at the firehouse on Broad Street. Helga Schuette and Louis Kane led a group that cleaned up the area near the Sheraton Hotel on Route 35. Coach Morrell, an English Teacher and football coach at Monmouth Regional HS brought along some of the freshman football team and cheerleaders to help clean up the area near Christopher Way.
In the lot behind Lowes on Route 35 you could find 15 volunteers from a church group from Huntsville, Alabama. Young adults involved in a 9 month unpaid internship from The Rock Family Worship Center, participated in the cleanup of Eatontown this year. Founder of Jersey Life Church, Scott Hinkle brought the two groups together. As well as the volunteers, five borough employees helped out.
Volunteers were given bags, gloves and tools to beautify their area. The Borough bus provided transport to and from the assigned sites, while Eatontown Police provided safety for the volunteers.
After bagging trash picked up along the roads and fields, the groups met back at the Community Center in Eatontown for refreshments. Serving up pizza from Ruffino’s in Eatontown were Don Bretzger and Barbara Olsavsky.
The committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall if you would like to get involved.