Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City of Revere certainly set the standard for all future cleanup events with a tremendous turnout of more than 500 volunteers for its fifth annual Revere Shines Cleanup Day that was held April 25.
To draw that many people, representing so many different groups, organizations, and even sports teams and scout troops, is a tribute to Mayor Rizzo and the organizers of the citywide cleanup.
After such a brutal winter in which records were set for snow accumulations, it was nice to see so many people participating in the event and being so committed to the cause of keeping Revere clean and beautiful.
Such groups as the Revere Beautification Committee and the Beachmont Improvement Committee truly go above and beyond in making our city look the best it can be. As the Mayor said to the many volunteers, this event showcased the community spirit in Revere and the good that come from so many people working toward a common goal in every neighborhood in the city.
It was nice to see so many local businesses providing generous donations toward the event. And special thanks must go to the Comfort Inn/Saunders Group for supplying the food and running the culinary operations for the event.
Mayor Rizzo and the Revere DPW have worked hard to make the city a place that we can all be proud of from an aesthetic point of view. The DPW was tested this winter but came through it well and the warmer weather has finally arrived this week.
Now that there will be more residents out and about enjoying Revere Beach, our parks and our recreational spaces, it’s important to follow the lead of Mayor Rizzo and the Revere Shines volunteers and keep the momentum going from this excellent citywide cleanup effort.