LEWISTON – U.S. Cellular and the Lewiston Recreation Department will observe Earth Day, April 22, with a cleanup of Kennedy Park.

Earth Day was first observed internationally on April 22, 1970, to emphasize the need for conservation of the world’s natural resources.

In that regard, U.S. Cellular contacted the Lewiston Recreation Department in March expressing a desire to make a positive difference within the community by undertaking the cleanup effort.

Parks Superintendent Megan Bates said, “We were delighted to hear of U.S. Cellular’s interest in enhancing one of Lewiston’s parks. Such community involvement certainly is something that the Lewiston Recreation Department greatly values.”

Recreation staff will be in attendance to assist during the cleanup that will be led by U.S. Cellular local associates. U.S. Cellular customers and local residents are also welcome to participate. The event will get under way at noon, and interested individuals are asked to bring their own rakes and brooms.

Kelly Whalen, U.S. Cellular public relations counsel, added, “In celebration of Earth Day and to reaffirm U.S. Cellular’s commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates, the company is launching the ‘Seeking Action and Volunteerism for the Environment (S.A.V.E) Program’ and we look forward to assisting Lewiston through a litter removal campaign.”

If interested in participating, residents may phone the Auburn U.S. Cellular Office at (207) 592-5630 or (207) 777-0000.


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