Temple residents take part in Good Roads Day Saturday

By ORIANA CAMARA

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 05-01-2023 3:35 PM

The tradition of Temple’s Good Roads Day was established in 1914, and on Saturday, residents continued the town cleanup effort after gathering for coffee and breakfast treats at Friendship Hall.

“It’s a wonderful way to share the joy of springtime and work with others to keep our town safe and beautiful,” stated Linda Bollinger.

Participants broke up into teams and began their tasks of roadside litter pickup and leaf-raking at the ball field, playground and library.

“In a year's time, quite a bit of trash accumulates,” said Scott Hecker, chairman of Temple’s Conservation Commission. “It’s not going away unless someone picks it up.”

Hecker teamed up with Peggy Cournoyer and Kelley Wardell who were both enthusiastic about the Good Roads Day’s mission. 

“We didn’t have events like this where I used to live,” Wardell said. “It’s fun to participate in events where the community pulls together. It’s something that makes small towns special.”

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Good Roads Day closed with a potluck lunch.

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