Village of Chester News

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Chester Community Clean Up 2024 - Saturday, May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 9 AM – 12 PM (Rain Date May 18, 2024)

The Town of Chester in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Chester invites you to participate in our Annual Chester Community Clean Up Day to be held on May 11, 2024 from 9 AM through 12 PM.  A rain date is scheduled for May 18th.

Each year, we meet at Wendy’s Parking lot on Brookside Avenue and set out from there in teams.

Proper equipment including work gloves and safety vests are provided.

We will meet back at Tina’s parking lot where lunch is provided for all the volunteers.

Your assistance in this community effort is much appreciated and will go a long way to help us beautify our Town.

Together we can make Chester a place we can all be proud of!

For more information, please contact Tom Flynn @ 845-782-2345


Chester Cemetery Association Sponsor a Flag Fundraiser 2024


Once again, the Chester Cemetery Association will be sponsoring their annual “Sponsor a Flag” fundraiser on Memorial Day weekend.  Last year over 500 flags were placed along Main Street and other Village streets in memory of, in honor of or compliments of an individual.  Traditionally, this is the weekend of the Kiwanis 5K race and beautifies our roadways for the race and weekend.

Funds raised are used to support the maintenance of the Chester Cemetery.  Sponsorship is only $5.00 per flag.  Tags will be placed on the flag for your honoree.

If you would like to sponsor a flag, please contact:
Betty Ann @ 845-742-4077
Tom @ 845-551-3226
Fred @ 845-469-4374
Cindy (FOR VENMO) @ 845-469-4333
Michelle (FOR VENMO) @ 845-401-0476

Help us show everyone Chester’s Patriotism on Memorial Day Weekend


The Coolest Recycling Drive of 2024 - Saturday, April 20, 2024

Date:     Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time:     10 AM – 2 PM
Place:   Chester Town Hall, 1786 Kings Highway, Chester NY 10918
Cost:     Free

We are collecting & properly recycling small appliances with refrigerants.
The Town of Chester NY is a first-time participant in Sustainable Warwick’s Coolest Recycling Drive of 2024!  Chester NY area residents are invited to bring small appliances with refrigerants so they can be collected and properly recycled.

We’re Collecting:
Window air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, mini-fridges and other small appliances with refrigerants

Please Note:  Appliances must fit in the trunk of a car

The Town of Chester NY
Chester Conservation Advisory Council
Sustainable Warwick

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Chester Kiwanis Memorial Day Weekend 5K Race - Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Chester Kiwanis is pleased to host the 29th edition of the Memorial Day Weekend 5K Race on Saturday May 25, 2024 at 8:45 AM.

Entrants will pick up their bib and tee shirt at the Chester Community Park between 7:20 AM and 8:35 AM.  Tech tee shirt is guaranteed to all preregistered entrants received by May 15th.

At the conclusion of the race, there will be refreshments, a full hot breakfast and free raffle drawings.  We welcome the running community to Chester and look forward to you joining us for this popular event.

All proceeds benefit:  High School Scholarships; “Welcome to Kindergarten” bags; Christmas Toyland; Veterans; Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; the Community Food Pantry; the Salvation Army; the March of Dimes and other regional charities.

Runner Awards:  Trophies to the overall top 3 male and female finishers.  Medals given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following categories:  12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 and 70+up.

Walker Awards:  Trophy to the first-place male and female who walk – not run/walk – 100% of the route.

Pre-registration Entry Fee $30; Children under 12 $20; After May 22 and Race Day Entry Fee $35

Online Registration:

For more information, call 845-379-1205 or email [email protected]

If you’re mailing the registration, it MUST be postmarked by MAY 18th:  Send checks Payable to Kiwanis Club of Chester to Kiwanis Club of Chester, P.O. Box 483, Chester, NY 10918

Click HERE for the flier and registration form.