RHS Lax Gives Back to Town
Matt Dalton, Veritas Staff
Mother Nature has really been spoiling us on the South Shore recently and this weekend was no exception. With the beautiful weather here could anyone think of anything better to do than participate in the Rockland Town Clean Up? The Rockland Boys Lacrosse team certainly didn’t think so, because early Saturday morning they participated in this town event.
Almost two dozen RHS lacrosse players grabbed their trash bags and went up and down the streets of Rockland finding any and all the wrappers, bottles, cans, etc. they could to better maintain the beauty of our town. This is the team’s way of giving back to the town that has been supporting and cheering them on for so long.
The whole event was a massive success that really made a difference around the streets of Rockland. The lacrosse team joined together with close to 100 volunteers to clean up the Rockland Rail Trail, Union Street, the Town Forest, Market Street, Center Avenue and other areas in town. The event yielded approximately 200 bags of trash and recycling, two truckloads of large items, and eight Christmas trees.
The day was topped off with a cookout held outside of the town hall that gave everyone a little reward for their hard work in the form of burgers and dogs.
RHS lacrosse coach, and Highway Dept. Superintendent, David Taylor explained, “The kids put this together themselves and I am proud of them.”
The day showed all of Rockland that RHS athletes really take pride in their town and are grateful for the many supporters that call Rockland home.
The Clean Up was sponsored by the Town of Rockland Park Department, REiMAGINE ROCKLAND, and the Open Space Committee. Home Depot and Stop & Shop both offered corporate sponsorships. Home Depot provided supplies and staff members to assist the effort. Stop & Shop donated food for the volunteer barbecue that took place after the clean-up was completed on the Town Hall front plaza. The Rockland Lions generously donated their time to cook the food for the barbecue to thank volunteers.