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posted: 6/16/2014 5:01 AM

Barrington Hills pickup a big success

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One of our village's central corridors, County Line Road (aka Lake/Cook Road), had its Earth Week Spring Trash Pick- Up on April 26.

Our small but sturdy crew (some of Barrington Hills greenest folks!) tidied up our village by collecting 72 orange bags of roadside debris, one black bag of discarded trash, one box, two tires, one rusty utility locator sign, one bent 50 mph speed limit sign, and assorted miscellany.

Sponsored by the Village of Barrington Hills Heritage & Environs Committee, our semiannual cleanup fielded six teams led by Team Captains: Trustee Karen Selman, HEC member Donato Cantalupo, Laurie Abboud, Chuck Prettyman, HEC member Jennifer Kainz, and Rudy Stevens.

Volunteers represented a cross section of our village: Barrington High School and middle school students; Trustee Harrington's family; prominent equestrians; young parents; older parents; grandparents and hip singles.

Veteran volunteer and HEC member and former trustee Lorraine Briggs helped with registration along with HEC member Gary Gabriel, who also was field coordinator.

Event Chairwoman Jan Goss did a superlative job with planning and communicating the day's needs. The police department provided the safety tips and road security for our determined volunteers.

Independent of the HEC's roadside pickup, neighbors could be seen all over Barrington Hills sprucing up our great outdoors. Two examples are the Plum Tree Road Friends and the Bateman Circle Road Association.

Each picked up a number of large orange bags filled with trash blown from garbage trucks, tossed out windows and discarded by bicyclists. All the efforts within the village are very appreciated!

Our fall roadside pickup is scheduled for Oct. 18.

P. Denise Israel

Heritage & Environs Committee chairwoman

Barrington Hills

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