St. Joseph School Brownies help clean up Shelton

Members of St. Joseph School in Shelton’s Brownie Troop No. 60650 recently proved they are not just about selling cookies.

The 11 second and third graders, joined by adult leaders Nancy Macari and Maureen Kudravy, picked up garbage along Elm Street and Coram Avenue on April 24 as part of the Clean Sweep effort. They put on gloves to fill large trash bags with litter.

On June 12, the Brownies — along with all the volunteers who participated in this year’s week-long Clean Sweep in late April — were invited to a City Hall ceremony to be recognized. They are shown here with Mark Lauretti during the event.

“Looking at the girls and their big smiles, it clearly shows that the girls have learned how rewarding it could be to give back to the city you live in as well as the added bonus of receiving a certificate from the mayor and a patch for their uniform,” stated a release submitted on behalf of the Brownie troop.