Italian-American group cleans up Columbus Monument

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  • UNICO members Alfonso Caliendo, Glen Vetrano, and Ray Shupak along with Pope John rising senior Ethan Harby stand next to the Columbus monument following the clean-up and mulching of the garden areas. Photos provided

  • Ray Shupak, Ethan Harby, and Glen Vetrano spreading mulch at Dykstra Park near the Sparta UNICO Columbus monument.

—Volunteers from Sparta UNICO dedicated time recently to clean up the Columbus Monument and grounds around it. The monument was dedicated 3 years ago and was need in some clean up and mulching in the surrounding garden area. President Ray Shupak along with members Glen Vetrano, Nick Cutrone, and Alfonso Caliendo along with Pope John rising senior Ethan Harby spent several hours clearing and mulching the monument and surrounding area at Dykstra Park.

Sparta UNICO is the local chapter of UNICO National, an Italian-American service organization whose mission is focused on charitable giving and service to the local community. For more information on Sparta UNICO, please contact 973-670-6502.

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