Cornell fraternity and sorority groups prepare for 'Good Neighbor Day' in Collegetown

Cornell University's fraternity and sorority councils will conduct the 11th annual Collegetown Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, April 27. Activities include cleaning neighborhood sidewalks, streets, utility poles and open spaces.

Volunteers will gather at 10 a.m. in front of the Collegetown Motor Lodge, 312 College Ave. From there, teams of students will begin their cleanup effort.

Leading the campaign to get students involved are Jessie Colwill of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, vice president of the Panhellenic Council, and Chris Weldon of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, vice president of the Interfraternity Council at Cornell.

In addition to the fraternities and sororities and the Collegetown Motor Lodge, support is being provided by Collegetown businesses, the city of Ithaca's Department of Public Works and two Cornell offices -- the Dean of Students and Community Relations.

Participation in this event is open to all interested members of the community. Volunteers need not sign up in advance, although representatives of the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils are coordinating fraternity and sorority participation.