If you see a lot of people in bright colored T-shirts working hard to clean up Danbury this Friday, give them a honk and a thumbs-up. They are Western CT State University students and faculty participating in the Western Day of Service.

Last year, about 600 students participated in the community day, helping 47 non-profit agencies in the Greater Danbury area. This Friday's activities will begin at 8 am with a kickoff breakfast and pep talk from WCSU President, Dr. John Clark, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. Then it's off to work. According to Western's website, students, faculty and staff will

do a variety of different things such as raking, trimming, and/or weeding trails, sanding and/or painting, serving food, parking cars, registering dancers, cleaning offices, washing fire trucks, moving boxes, tagging books, working with animals or picking up trash along the streets of Danbury.

Buses will return volunteers to the Midtown Campus around 1:00 for a wrap-up celebration. We congratulate all of the volunteers and participants for helping Danbury with a little Spring cleaning.

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