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EGTA members raking lawns for veteransThe East Greenbush Teachers Association (EGTA) teamed up with the Town of East Greenbush to organize teachers, Participation in Government students, FBLA students, the CHS volleyball team, town employees, local Cub Scout pack 2257 and local Girl Scouts to cleanup the lawns of 23 local veterans on Friday.

In only two hours, more than 100 volunteers filled over 500 lawn bags.

“The EGTA came up with this idea in 2017, with a handful of teachers and students raking about 10 lawns,” said Dan Wagner, a Columbia Social Studies teacher and EGTA Secondary Vice President. “To see this event grow each year is a true testament of how valuable teachers are as role models displaying on a daily basis how much we give back to the community. It warms my heart to be a part of such an amazing community here in East Greenbush!”

Special thanks to Home Depot, Price Chopper, Hannaford and True Value for generously donating lawn bags!