The OSD annual beach cleanup and membership drive was held at Surf Drive Beach on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00 am to noon. Fourteen members and friends participated and gathered at the Ellen T Mitchell Bath House.  We cleaned the beach and both sides of Surf Drive as well as the corners of Mill Road, Bywater, Walker and Shore. The Mill Road parking lot was cleaned as well. We took a group picture before heading out.

Those in the picture:

*Seated left to right: Terry Saunders, Judy Labins, Rebecca Bevilacqua and Carol Reed

*Standing left to right: Bob Lehtinen, Jack Driscoll, Polly Thayer, Jay Thayer, Ed Jackson, Lenny, Steve Saunders and Cindy Lehtinen

*Late comers who participated but were not in the picture were: Kathleen McGoey, Louise Mitchell, Laura Puopolo and Scott Puopolo

Rebecca Bevilacqua and Steve Saunders manned the registration and logo wear table. We sold men’s and ladies t-shirts and sweatshirts, baseball caps, winter hats, bags and notecards. As neighbors and visitors walked by they explained that the OSDA members were cleaning up the area and provided brochures to those interested. Light refreshments were provided to participants and those who visited our table to hear more about the association.

After the cleanup we enjoyed a delicious luncheon at the home of Jay & Polly Thayer.

It was decided that the evenings were still a little cool to install the flower boxes at the Ellen T Mitchell Bath House so they’ll be put up in the next couple of weeks. At that time we’ll share with you the individual that made a contribution towards the purchase of the flowers this year.  A plaque will also be put up recognizing the family.

Terry Saunders, Beach Cleanup Committee Member
Other Committee Members: Jay Thayer, Polly Thayer