Volunteers turned out Saturday in Huntington Station, Greenlawn, Centerport and elsewhere to clean up the neighborhood in honor of Earth Day.
At Huntington Manor Farm Park, residents were treated to lessons about bees, composting, sea creatures, and plant life at the town’s Family Earth Day celebration. Dancers entertained the crowd, as children tried their fishing skills or chased bubbles produced by a machine, got their faces painted and played beanbag games.
A large, robust team of busy helpers, including kids of all ages, and aided by several elected officials, political candidates, business leaders and Suffolk Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison swept the sidewalks and curbs and picked up and threw away trash in Huntington Station.
The Huntington Station cleanup, launched 13 years ago by Laura and Xavier Palacios through the Huntington Station Latin Quarter organization, spread out along New York Avenue from near St. Hugh’s Church and several blocks north.