Stewardship Director Trina Folks, on behalf of Pastor De’Andre Salter of Impact Church, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to adopt a one-mile stretch of New Market Avenue.
Impact Church, located at 1253 New Market Avenue, learned of the Borough’s Adopt-A-Spot program through reading in the local media about some spots that became available when long-time Adopters retired from the program. New Market Avenue has been available since the South Plainfield Funeral Home relinquished it some years ago.
New Market is a major traffic corridor. The Church believes that keeping the road clean will discourage new litter from accumulating, improve property values in the neighborhood and make for a more environmentally friendly community. In addition to conducting comprehensive cleanups quarterly, they will be planting daffodils along the frontage of the South Side Dog Park. Daffodils blooming in the spring will symbolize the rebirth of the area after a long winter and show the Church’s pride in the neighborhood.
Alicia Lettsome, mission director, is planning the first cleanup for June 22. Ten to thirty people will be participating. The adopted area stretches from Clinton Avenue to Hamilton Boulevard. The CBA is looking for more Adopters for roadsides and open space locations. The length of Metuchen Road from Harmich Road to the Edison border is available for adoption.
For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, contact the Clean Communities Coordinator at (908) 226-7621 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.