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Taking part in the Hammonton Rotary Graffiti Cleanup Nov. 5 are from left: Sgt. Joe Maimone of the Hammonton Police Department; Robert DeRose, Hammonton Rotary Club president; Rotarian Micky Doto of B&M Property Management, and Kerry Hallman, co-owner of Hammonton Martial Arts.

HAMMONTON – The Hammonton Rotary Club held its second Graffiti Cleanup Event Nov. 5, a beautiful and brisk Sunday morning.

The initiative, chaired by Rotarian Micky Doto, removed graffiti from street signs and sidewalks with help from sponsors Lynkris Downtown Hardware, Mike’s Painting and Power Washing and B&M Property Management Group, who donated all the supplies.

In addition to graffiti removal, the group of volunteers also cleaned up litter onCentral Avenue,BellevueAvenue and the surrounding parking lots.

It is hoped that after the clean-up effort, that people see the town as a little brighter and a little cleaner, and that fewer people will feel inclined to continue littering and damaging public and private property with senseless and useless acts of vandalism.

Members of the Hammonton Rotary Club take pride in their town and is part of the Rotary tradition of putting “Service above self.”

The work on Nov. 5 was split between three groups.

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Volunteers turned out Nov. 5 for the second Hammonton Rotary Graffiti Cleanup. From left are Joanne Bruno, Susquehanna Bank marketing manager; Mary Brown, branch relationship manager and daughter Gabby Plummer; Jessica Noble, branch operations supervisor and daughter Chasity Bruno. Joanne Bruno is the Hammonton Rotary’s newest member.

Joanne Bruno, marketing manager at Susquehanna Bank’s White Horse Pike branch and the newest member to the Rotary Club, lead a group of co-workers and their children to clean up damage left by a few vandals since the last cleanup event back in April of 2011.

Another group of Rotary members, lead by Sgt. Joe Maimone of the Hammonton Police Department, tackled Hammonton Lake Park as well as cleaning up the litter in the downtown.

Mayor Steve DiDonato and fellow Hammonton First members tackled the far reaching areas of town.  DiDonato said replacements for badly damaged street signs would be ordered over the winter so they can be replaced by spring.

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Taking part in the Hammonton Rotary Graffiti Cleanup Nov. 5 are from left: Nancy Rydzewski, Councilman Tom Gribbin, Christina DiDonato, and Mayor Steve DiDonato.
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