The 17th Annual Community Pride Day in the Village of Newark is scheduled for May 20 with the theme “Color our Community with Pride.” The event invites volunteers to help improve the village’s appearance by planting flowers, pulling weeds, and cleaning up litter. Last year’s efforts resulted in hundreds of beautiful flowers being planted throughout the community.
Volunteers will gather in the parking lot on the south side of T. Spencer Knight Park, east of Pontillo’s, to receive their assignments. Between 10:00 AM and Noon, work crews will clean up canal banks, parks, canal trails, the areas around old locks 58 and 59, parking lots, village streets, and any other locations requiring debris removal. Additionally, flowers will be planted in designated areas around the village.
Community Pride Day aims to instill civic pride and showcase the incredible volunteer spirit within the community. This year, the event will once again include a village-wide floral planting effort. Residents, schools, and businesses are invited to participate by cleaning up trash and planting colorful flowers around their homes and storefronts.
Several retail businesses are offering discounts to support the beautification effort, including HEP Sales/North Main Lumber/Builder’s Bargain Outlet, Plassche Lumber, and Q’s Landscape Enterprise, Inc. Prizes of $200 each will be awarded for the most colorful natural flowers on a Newark business’s exterior and a Newark resident’s front yard. To enter, call Robbin Bremer at (315) 226-8105 before 1:00 PM on May 17, 2023. Judging will take place on May 22, 2023.
The event is sponsored by Wal-Mart, HEP Sales/North Main Lumber/Builder’s Bargain Outlet, Plassche Lumber, Q’s Landscape Enterprise, Inc., Newark Rotary Club, Newark Garden Club, the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, and the Village of Newark. For questions or to sign up as a volunteer, call Robbin Bremer at 315-226-8105.
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