Now that fall has come to Farmingdale a group of local residents are looking to start the season on a good note as they clean up the borough.
Carly Immen, one of the people coordinating the event said volunteers are being sought for the community clean-up starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. She said so far they have a group of 25 people ready to do their part and are also collecting items like mums, cornstalks and pumpkins to make the area more festive for the season.
Immen credited one of her children with coming up with the idea. Her 9-year-old daughter Charlotte, "asked me why there was so much litter in Farmingdale one day while we were walking to town for ice cream," she said. "It was a difficult question to answer and spurred me to take action."
She said since coming up with the idea she has been thrilled by the response from not only other residents in Farmingdale but also local business owners as well as the mayor and the new council members.
Volunteers are asked to bring their own equipment including gloves, trash bags, rakes and clippers. For more information on how you can help email Immen here.