Spring Cleaning in the Classic Towns

The air is warmer, the plants are blooming, and as Earth Day approaches, we feel it is the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning in the Classic Towns. Here are 10 ways you can get outside, celebrate the new season, and spruce up your space and neighborhood. 

1. Back to the Boro

Participate in a day of service in Glassboro on April 23, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm. This Back to the Boro event encourages students, faculty, and volunteers of the town to get out and lend a hand around the Rowan University community. This special thank you to the citizens of Glassboro allows volunteers to visit the homes of locals to perform needed household tasks. 

Photo credit: Glassboro Borough

2. Downtown Glenside Arts Festival 

Honor Earth Day, Downtown Glenside, and Sustainable Cheltenham at the Glenside Arts Festival. Celebrate with emerging artists, food, wine and music all while supporting the local community. Come out on April 22 from 11am to 5pm to explore vendors and crafts from more than 80 artisans and learn more about sustainable initiatives and Earth Day practices. 

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3. Park Clean Up 

On April 22 at 9am join together with other locals at the Souderton Community Park for a special clean up honoring Earth Day. Volunteers will rake leaves, pick up trash, and add mulch and flowers to enhance the beauty of the park for upcoming Souderton gatherings. The day will be wrapped up with lunch as a special thank you for volunteering and helping the environment. 

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4. Spring Cleaning

Tidy up around the house with a little spring cleaning in the Borough of Oxford. From April 26 through April 29 from 7am to 3pm, you can bring scrap metal, appliances, used oil, yard waste, brush, and electronics to the Borough as an initiative to spruce up your home and the community. Some fees may apply for certain larger donations. 

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5. Body Cleanse

Why not do some body cleansing this spring? Detox with a delicious fresh smoothie, açaí bowl, or pressed juice from Jaco Juice and Taco with locations in both West Chester and Media. Drink clean with choices like Pineapple Express, Mean Green, and Just Beet it. Jaco Juice is prepared to provide you with a healthy alternative snack or meal that will make you feel your best. 

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6. Spring Mix Earth Day Music Event 

Save the date for April 22 from 4pm to 10pm in Kennett Square for their Spring Mix festival. A variety of bands, food, drinks, and raffles will fill the night as proceeds go to Garage Community and Youth Center as well as Anson B. Nixon Park. The park is a local treasure, offering beautiful trails, picnic areas, tennis, gardening, and summer concerts. Donations are $15 per person with an extra $10 for alcoholic beverages. 

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7. Earth Day Festival 

Bucks County Audubon Society is hosting their Earth Day festival in New Hope on April 22 from 11am to 4pm. The event will have various vendors, exhibits, demonstrations, presentations, hikes around the property, activities, crafts, live animals, and so much more. Bring the whole family out to learn more about the environment on this special day!

Photo credit: Bucks County Audubon Society 

8. State Park Volunteer 

Help prepare for summer by volunteering some of your time this Earth Day at Nockmixon State Park in Quakertown. From 9:30am to 12:30pm, the park will have projects to fit all ages and interests. Enjoy the beauty of the park and the great outdoors while helping improve your local environment. 

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9. Public Transportation

This Earth Day (and everyday) take advantage of some of the public transportation the area has to offer. SEPTA options in Malvern and other towns are great ways to save on emissions and help the environment. You can check online to view possible routes, times, and stops that can get you to your Earth Day celebrations timely and effectively.   

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10. Spring Into Action

Don’t forget about adding a little self-help and self-care to your spring cleaning plans. Vitality Fitness in Collingswood is offering a package or two free training sessions (for new clients only). The studio is one of the best in New Jersey, specializing in personal training in a friendly and comfortable environment. Prep for your summer body with this amazing special!

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