Picente Announces 9th Annual Intergenerational Clean-Ups

Spring clean-up takes place this weekend; Fall clean-up in October

UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will once again join forces for the 9th Annual Intergenerational Clean-Ups.

The county initiative unites youth from area colleges, school districts and youth organizations with senior citizens in order to deliver general yard clean-up services.

This year, the spring clean-up will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23. Youth volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. each day in the Proctor Park parking lot off of Welsh Bush Road in Utica. The event happens rain or shine and media is invited to attend.

“The Annual Intergenerational Fall and Spring Clean-Ups deliver much-needed services to our Oneida County senior citizens who physically can no longer do the work themselves, or being on a fixed income, can’t financially afford to have the work done for them,” Picente said. “It is also a fine example of the generous spirit possessed by the youth of our community.”

During last year’s fall clean-up, 850 youth volunteers throughout Oneida County raked and collected leaves; swept porches, sidewalks and driveways and brought light refuse to the curb at 115 senior citizen households

This year’s fall session is scheduled for Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22.

Any youth organization interested in volunteering should contact the Oneida County Youth Bureau at 315-798-5027. Any senior citizen interested in having their yard cleaned should contact the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care at 315-798-5456.