Everyone’s Getting Into the Act

Posted on June 17, 2010


The East Lynn Community Association and Friends of Lynn Nahant Beach’s Clean Sweep to the Sea rolled through downtown, up Union and Lewis Streets and concluded at Red Rock park last Saturday. Wearing Hawaiian leis to identify themselves, volunteers endured some light misty rain toward the end which forced the two bands to cancel their performance, but City Councillors Darren Cyr and Dan Cahill were able to serve the crowd hotdogs and soda. Fernando’s Restaurant generously provided empanadas for the host of hungry marchers.

More than 100 people swept the streets, including Her Honor the Mayor, who enthusiastically grabbed a broom at the start. Other notables included School Committee member Rick Starbard and family, Jamie Marsh, the Lynn English Girls ROTC and AmIsrael. Participants came from all parts of Lynn, from Eastern Avenue to Market Square, from High Rock to Lynn Shore Drive.

Meanwhile, another group of citizen leaders pulled off a dramatic cleanup of a tiny but significant park tucked away on Sheridan Street. When I say dramatic, I mean they really spruced up this park. See for yourself in these before and after pictures. PlaySafe Lynn on Facebook is a group of concerned parents and residents of Lynn tackling neglected playgrounds park by park. The next one they plan on restoring to its former glory is Williams Avenue Park on July 10.