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Sunnyside Graffiti Cleanup Group Gets Solid Turnout Saturday

Sept. 14, 2010 By Christian Murray

More than 70 volunteers turned out on Saturday to attend this fall’s graffiti clean up day.

The event, organized by the Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network (SUNN), drew a disparate group of volunteers– from labor union members to the group’s core resident/members. Local councilman Jimmy Van Bramer was also there, paintbrush in hand.

The volunteers met at the Sunnyside Reformed Church on Skillman Ave (48th Street) at 10:00 am where they were greeted with donuts and coffee. The organizers split the volunteers into groups and sent them out with paint cans, brushes and other tools.

Each group was assigned a certain district within the northern section of Sunnyside. Their job description was straight forward: find graffiti and paint over it with the appropriate color.

The group holds two main events each year — a spring and fall cleanup. It typically gets a turnout of about 75 volunteers.

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hey Krissi: we’re just a bunch of volunteers with a very large area to clean. So, if you don’t see us in your area, maybe that’s a sign that the folks around you need to wake up and start your own clean up group. just sayin


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