Burton Car Wash plans Green Up benefit

BRATTLEBORO — Begun in 1970 to clean the roadsides of the interstate highways, Vermont's statewide Green Up Day has since expanded to a general clean up of roadsides, streams, vacant lots - wherever accumulated trash is an eyesore or, worse yet, an environmental hazard.

Windham County Green Up committee volunteers have already begun arranging meeting sites, putting up posters, making provision for refreshments for volunteers, and attending to myriad details for this year's effort.

Burton Touch Free Car Wash & Detailing and WTSA Radio will hold their 11th annual benefit for the project on Friday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the car wash on 873 Putney Rd.

Green Up trash bags will be passed out, along with a selection of beverages compliments of Leader Beverage.

All proceeds from the three wash bays, as well as any express detailing, will be donated to the local Green Up organization. Donations for Green Up will also be gratefully received.

WTSA will broadcast live from the car wash for these two hours. Integrated Solar and Brattleboro Subaru are also sponsors.

The proceeds of some of the past Burton Car Wash fundraisers made possible the purchase of a Green Up banner, a longtime wish of the Green Up committee. That banner is hanging on the car wash building and will stay there until it is taken to be hung over Main Street the week before Green Up Saturday on May 7.

On May 7, volunteers in Brattleboro can meet at Brattleboro Subaru on Putney Road, Restless Rooster Cafe on Elliot Street, Brattleboro Food Coop on Main Street, or on the West Brattleboro Green near the fire station.

The official clean up is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a barbecue at Brattleboro Subaru on Putney Road.

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