PLAINFIELD – Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, Plainfield Club participated in Earth Day activities on April 22. Approximately 20 youth members performed a variety of tasks around the club. Teen members cleaned the outside of the Club, enhancing their ‘curb appeal.’ They collected 10 bags of twigs, leaves and trash from the front lawn.
As part of an ongoing project, third and fifth grade Buddie members created individual flower pots and planted flower seeds, which they will watch grow and eventually transplant to the garden for everyone to enjoy.
“Our Plainfield Club members were excited to celebrate Earth Day by making our environment more appealing,” said Erin Duffy, Plainfield Club Director. “Our members had a great time participating in the activities and they are able to put into practice what they’ve learned about growing.”
“We are very proud of Erin Duffy and the staff at the Plainfield Club,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “Members enjoyed the activities and learned about the Earth Day celebration.”
The Plainfield Club offers programming to youth ages 5-18, and also has a Bike Exchange where new and gently used youth and adult bikes and accessories may be purchased at a fraction of retail value. The Bike Exchange will be offering special discounts throughout the month of May.
Volunteer bike mechanics are always needed. For more information, contact the Plainfield Club directly at 908-822-8672, ext. 101.