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Granby residents take part in clean-up month

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GRANBY, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

The town of Granby is celebrating its 250th charter year and two residents want the town to look it’s finest.

Jamie Lebreton and Annie Cote declared that April would be Granby Clean-Up month. Today, they focused on certain trouble spots in town.

For example, New Ludlow Road.

“There is just trash everywhere,” said Lebreton. “l think we have picked up 15 bags since this morning.”

Jamie and Annie went on to tell Western Mass News they saw the trash after the snow melted and decided something had to be done, so they started the litterbug campaign.

“We asked people,” Cote stated. “To pick up just one bag of trash and then, if they can, do that and nominate three other people to do so. Before today we have picked up 111 bags of trash across Granby.”

Douglas Labbee Jr., of New Ludlow Rd, was seen out picking up trash on his 77th birthday, trading his cane for a trash barrel to help clear garbage from the side of this busy street.

Just a day before Earth Day, Jamie and Annie, along with other residents, can be seen with gloves on and bags in hand trying to clean the community one piece of garbage at a time. This coincides with the town's 250th charter year celebration.

They recycle what they can and load up Jaime’s car before moving on down the street. They say it’s their hope to inspire others to take an interest in the litter on their streets.

If you do go out and pick up trash, remember to not touch needles.

Also if you pick up in Granby, the organizers of this cleanup would love to see your story. You can share photos and where you’ve picked up on the Granby Green Up Clean Up Facebook event page.

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