Great Hollow Lake gets an early spring cleaning

Volunteers from Monroe Congregational Church spent their Sunday afternoon cleaning trash at Wolfe Park. Contributed

MONROE, Conn. — Monroe Congregational Church’s Senior Pilgrim Fellowship, a youth group with high school students from Masuk and surrounding towns, picked up trash from around Great Hollow Lake up to the soccer fields at Wolfe Park Sunday afternoon.

The Rev. Jennifer Gingras, senior pastor of MCC, said the group included 13 teenagers from PF and four adult advisors.

“We filled about three trash bags,” Gingras said. “We did this activity, because we wanted to give back to the community that gives us so much, and we wanted to model what social distancing can look like when out in public. Plus the fresh air and exercise keeps them healthy.”

“I’m concerned about our young people’s mental and spiritual health in the midst of all the anxiety,” she added. “We protected them with gloves and we kept at least three feet of space between us.”

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