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According to Shillinglaw, the removal of garbage, leaves and branches from Vly Creek helps the town with its storm water management efforts.

"We got half of it done last year and we hope to get the other half done this year," said Moore.

Susan Kidder, the town's senior outreach liaison, said Volunteer Day has been "a wonderful, wonderful help" to seniors in the community.

Kidder said that volunteers are able to perform tasks that wheelchair- or walker-bound seniors find difficult.

"It lightens their life. Plus, there's the person-to-person commication," Kidder said.

She said the event has the added benefit of allowing the seniors to socialize with other members of the community " an activity that is rare among the homebound.

At the Tuesday, April 13, meeting, the Town Board authorized the volunteers to use Town Hall to hold a barbecue from noon to 1 p.m. Shillinglaw said all volunteers participating in the event are welcome to attend the barbecue. Anyone who would like to participate or knows someone in need of the help of volunteers can call Shillinglaw at 369-0093 or Lance Moore at 765-5581. Volunteers can also sign up for the event by sending an e-mail to NewScotlandVolunteer@live.com.

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