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Moravian Students to Hit the Streets for Neighborhood Clean-up

Bethlehem, Pa., November 4, 2004 -- More than 60 students from Moravian College have volunteered to clean up the neighborhood in a new initiative aimed at improving the curb appeal of the surrounding community. On Saturday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, students will begin fanning out from out in the four key areas, armed with sturdy gloves and garage bags.

“This initiative is an out-growth of our on-going efforts to educate students about the importance of being good neighbors,” said Deb Evans, director of constituent relations. “The neighborhood clean-up is a wonderful opportunity for Moravian students to actively demonstrate their concern for the areas surrounding the campus.”

Each group of students will be led by a faculty or staff member. Tim Poirier, assistant dean of student life, will lead a group to clean-up West Monocacy Street by Main, Cortland, and Aroura Streets. Mary Beth Spirk, head coach of the women’s basketball team and assistant director of athletics, will supervise the group assigned to Laurel Street, by Monocacy and Goepp Streets; Phyllis Walsh, community service coordinator, will work with students on Monocacy Street by Laurel, New, and Locust Streets. Deb Evans, director of constituent relations, is leading a group to Elizabeth Avenue by New Street, Greenwich Street and Main Streets.

“I am pleased at the level of student participation for this new project,” said Phyllis Walsh. “Interest among students continues to grow. It’s not surprising; collectively Moravian students have volunteered more than 15,000 hours of service to community during the last year.”

“We’re glad to be able to pitch-in,” said Eric Katz, ’07 (Parsippany, N.J.). “We have 100% participation among our OGO fraternity brothers. It’s good to see other student organizations getting involved as well.”