Four of the members of SoNo STARS. Different group members are scheduled to clean on different days. Pictured are: Tracey Rabb, Mark Layne, Dean Tomasi and Glenn Abruzzi. (contributed photo)
Members of the SoNo STARs from STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way gladly resumed their clean-up efforts of Norwalk neighborhoods last week, following recent review of their program by the Common Council and confirmation that the program will continue by Mayor Harry Rilling. The group works on cleaning up areas that are reported to the city for litter or graffiti. They was photographed cleaning up Liberty Square in Norwalk last week, during which time they picked up twigs and branches, hundreds of empty bottles, broken glass, food wrappers and other debris from the grassy areas, sidewalks and parking lot areas of Liberty Square.
The group empties garbage they’ve picked up into large trash cans. (contributed photo)
At recent Common Council hearings, family members and city representatives discussed the impact that SoNo STARS has, including the fact that it is the only removal program in the city. Parents and members of the group shared their enthusiasm for the work they do.
Tony D’Andrea of Select Plastics greets the group and brings them water. (contributed photo)
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not–for-profit organization established in 1952 to serve individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. STAR creates opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. STAR serves over 600 individuals from birth through their senior years in Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport and Weston, They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. For more information about STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way please visit their website www.starct.org.