April 22, 2013

Locals pitch in to green up Plattsburgh


“We saw it as an opportunity to help out with a good cause,” said Ray Murtagh, a supervisor with ARC, seeming to echo their sentiments.


The fraternity members were also enthusiastic about the event.

Mark Henrichs, a SUNY Plattsburgh student who was part of the painting crew, said his goal was “to serve and help out the community, and to mingle with new groups and build new relationships.”

“It’s a nice day,” added student Derrick Ruiz, who was undeterred by the strong winds.

“And it’s nice to show what this city’s about.

“People think of Plattsburgh as just a big college town, but when you get down to its roots, it’s a small community,” Ruiz continued.

“We want to keep it clean as much as we can.”

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