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Thousands of people are expected to attend the Dyngus Day Parade, prompting big cleanup efforts

Credit: WKBW Buffalo
Published on April 19, 2019 - Duration: 02:18s

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Dyngus Day Parade, prompting big cleanup efforts

The Dyngus day parade is for people to have fun and enjoy time with family and friends.

But for one woman, it's also about making sure parade-goers clean up after all the fun.

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Thousands of people are expected to attend the Dyngus Day Parade, prompting big cleanup efforts

,IT'S A PARADE FORPEOPLE TO HAVE FUNAND ENJOY TIME WITFAMILY AND FRIENDS.BUT FOR ONE WOMAIT'S ALSO ABOUT MAKINGSURE PARADE-GOERSCLEAN UP AFTER ALL THEFUN.I WAS JUST ALARMED AAPPALLED AT HOW MUCHTRASH WAS JUSTTHRONWN ALL OVER THEGROUND.KELLY CARROLL IS ATHIRD GENERATIONPOLISH-IRISH AMERICAN.LAST YEAR WAS THEFIRST YEAR SHE WENTTO THE DYNGUS DAYFESTIVITIES WITH HERFAMILY.WE WERE SHOCKED THATPEOPLE WERE ACTUALLYDECORATING BARETREES, THAT WERENEWLY PLANTED ALONGMEMORIAL DRIVE, WITHGARBAGE.SO SHE'S INVITINGPEOPLE TO A PODYNGUS DAY CLEAN-UPON MEMORIAL DRIVETUESDAY MORNING......SHE SAYS IT'SIMPORTANT TO HER THATPEOPLE TREAT ANEIGHBORHOOD WITHRESPECT.THERE'S NO POINT INWORDS WITHOUTACTIONS.

SO THECLEANUP REALLY CAMEAS THE ACTION OUT OFMY COMPLAINING MOREOR LESS.THE EVENT'ORGANIZERS ARE WELLAWARE OF THE EXCESSOF TRASH FOLLOWING ABIG EVENT."WE GO TO GREATHLENGTHS TO MAKE SURETHAT THENEIGHBORHOOD ISCLEANED UP DIRECTLYAFTERWARDS."THERE ARE CREWS THATCOME HERE, 7, 7:30 IN THEMORNING THEFOLLOWING DAY WITHSTREET SWEEPERS, THEMAYOR'S IMPACT TEAMSHOWS UP AND YOUCOULD EAT OFF OF THESTREETS."EDDIE DOBOSIEWICZSAYS THEY'VE TRIPLEDTHE AMOUNT OF TRASHCONTAINERS THIS YEAR.HE HOPES PEOPLE COMEOUT TO CELEBRATE THEHISTORIC LEGACY OFPOLONIA."ONE OF THE MAINREASONS THAT WESTARTED THIS EVENTWAS TO SHINE A POSITIVELIGHT ON THISNEIGHBORHOOD IN THEHOPES OF RE-INVENTINGIT, PRESERVING IT,REVITALIZING IT.

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