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Sprucing Up Syosset for Memorial Day [Photos]

The annual Syosset Clean-Up and planting at the Memorial Park was a hit with residents.

Residents of all ages came out by the dozens Saturday to spruce up the Memorial Day parade route and cermony sites. coincided with the 's planting flowers in the memorial garden on Underhill Boulevard.

"It feels like we just started this, but it's already been 11 years," remembered Coschignano, who said he started the clean up in 2002. Residents picked up gloves, garbage bags, and trash pickers and headed to the streets, beginning at Dunkin Donuts and running down Jackson Avenue with a stop at the post office.

Meanwhile, across the street at the memorial garden, Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) donned gardening gloves and helped the Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset plant impatiens, begonias, and other annuals around the memorial garden.

Though the lawmakers are from two different sides of the aisle, they came together to make their home community look beautiful. However, there was time for some friendly joking between the two.

"Hey Chris, this doesn't seem right that I'm digging in the dirt and you're walking around with a coffee," joked Jacobs.

"Yeah, but I got up earlier to be here," laughed Coschignano.

The clean up and planting are planned each year in the weeks before Memorial Day.

Did you help spruce up the town on Saturday? Upload some photos and tell us in the comments!

Christopher DiFilippo May 14, 2012 at 10:33 AM
I heard about the event and since I take great pride in our community I volunteered as did my son Matthew to cleanup our town. The weather was perfect and the spirit of the people was priceless. I was impressed to see so many of our children at the event. It be nice to have the town cleaned up, since I will be marching in the parade this memorial day.

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