Twice a year for almost the past 10 years, members of the Bethlehem Democratic Committee have dedicated a few weekend hours to something even more gross than asking people for donations: picking up trash.
It's all part of the BDC's commitment to community service and, in this case, keeping our streets clean. The 3-mile stretch of New York State Route 32 between Elsmere Avenue and U.S. Route 9W is kept clean as part of a sponsorship program known as "Adopt-A-Highway."
According to the New York State Department of Transportation, the program was formalized in 1990, and now more than 2,400 highway "adoptions" are in place that cover over 5,000 miles of state highway roadsides.
The BDC is honored to be responsible for playing one small part in keeping our community clean.
If you might want to help us out at the next cleanup (or even if you just like the neon vests), we encourage you to contact Community Service Chair and County Legislator Matt Miller email@example.com.