Clean sweeping and 'NarBark' among Narberth's upcoming events

Narberth residents in a volunteer mood or eager to see adorable pets can look forward to two upcoming events in the borough.

First up on Saturday, May 26, is the Narberth Civic Association's launch of "Cleen Sweep." From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local scouts and residents of all ages will pick up their gloves and dustpans for a collaborative cleaning of downtown Narberth. 

Together, participants of the event will clean up trash, separate misguided recyclables, get rid of weeds and partake in anything else to help beautify the borough's downtown area.

Organizers and volunteers will meet at the train station circle on Haverford Avenue at 10 a.m. and will work until the afternoon, after which they will be treated to a celebratory lunch. Some of the snacks and beverages are provided by sponsors Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

"We're very pleased that in Narberth we can now recycle plastics numbered 1 through 7, and we have a number of solar-powered trash compactors dotted around the borough," Deborah Lonsdorf, an organizer, said in a news release. "We'll also be selling organic coton bags created by the Narberth Civic Assocation to encourage folks to bring their own bags when shopping."

Click here to visit the NCA website to learn more about the event. 

The second event takes place next Friday, June 1, when the Narberth Business Assocation holds its First Friday in June Narbark Dog Parade.

According to the news release, "dog lovers from miles around dress their dogs in their silliest or finest parade costumes and strut the streets of Narberth for fun and prizes in the Narbark Dog Parade. Local celebrity judges award prizes in a variety of costume categories, from 'most original' to 'best child and dog duo.'"

The release states the event, which goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the downtown area by Forrest and Haverford avenues, will have food, music and prizes for those who join the pet contestants in the parade. 

While supplies last, every entrant will receive a free goody bag from sponsors, which includes dry and canned food and doggy treats. 

Donations to local animal rescue foundation ARF SEPA will also be accepted at the event.

Registration is free. 

For more information on NarBark, visit the business association's website.