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Melrose's 12th Annual Public Works Day is Wednesday, May 21

This year's theme is "DPW Olympics."

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On Wednesday, May 21, Mayor Robert J. Dolan will once again invite Melrose youngsters to participate in the 12th annual Public Works Day at the City Yard, 72 Tremont St. Melrose residents are also invited to bring their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, ages 8 or younger, to join in the event between 10 a.m. and noon 

The theme of this year’s DPW Day is “DPW Olympics.” The rain date for this event will be May 22.

“DPW Day is our annual opportunity to give Melrose children a hands-on experience with our Public Works Department,” said Dolan in a press release. “This is a department that deals with important infrastructure—roads, water and sewer systems, stormwater systems, and recycling—the sort of thing we take for granted until something goes wrong. By bringing students to the City Yard, introducing them to the men and women who do the work, and giving them opportunities for interactive learning, we are helping increase their understanding of this important department. And because it involves engineering, environmental issues, and other forms of science, it also ties in with our new emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by showing how these subjects are applied in real life.”

Children attending Public Works Day will take an interactive tour of the City Yard and learn about street cleaning and road repair, water and sewer maintenance, recycling, snow removal, tree trimming, composting, and more. The recreational area across the street from the City Yard will be available for those who would like to pack a lunch or snack.

For more information, please contact Ann Waitt at the City Yard at 761-665-0142.

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