Volunteers fill trash bags on Milford Clean Up Day

Courtesy photos Zak Parker and Cameron Audette drag a pallet and other wood found along the Souhegan River.

MILFORD – A nearly full bottle of motor oil, a wood pallet, a $20 bill and 200 bags of trash were collected during the Milford Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 6.

The event was sponsored by the Milford Improvement Team and the Benevolent Masonic Lodge No. 7, whose members cooked barbecue to feed lunch to the volunteers.

The annual event attracted plenty of people despite the rainy weather.

The town’s Office of Community Development designed the maps and fliers, and the Department of Public Works picked up more than 200 filled trash bags.

Volunteers came from Crossway Christian Church, Beaver Brook Association, Boy Scout Troop 4, Girl Scout Troop 12997, the Milford Garden Club, Milford High School Honor Society, the Milford Masons’ DeMolay group, the Milford Conservation Commission, Milford Improvement Team board members and their families; and many other residents of Milford.