Our community wins as Clarion Pride efforts continue

Peggy O’Neill (left) and Mary Miller continue Clarion Pride efforts to paint a house on 2nd Street N.W.; probably the final one for the 2016 season. Clean up, pick up, spruce up efforts continue with volunteers encouraged to contact O’Neill or Linda and Ted Brigger with ideas, thoughts, contributions, or offers to help in the future.

Clarion Pride volunteers continue to march ahead making a difference in Clarion, doing such things as cleanup or painting houses or other buildings.

Peggy O’Neill, one of the Clarion Pride committee members, said that its efforts have twisted and turned as they organize and work. “We started to look at things as early as 2008,” she said. “We have been a city council committee and have been part of the Chamber of Commerce efforts.” She hesitated to name volunteers who have helped with Clarion Pride efforts as she is convinced she would miss someone. Some have volunteered many times; others have contributed several hours.

Clarion Pride hosted a weekend to clean up our community two years in a row. “Last year, residents were asked to put items curbside to have them picked up and taken to the landfill,” O’Neill said. “This year our Pride team had items dropped off at a location near the Chamber office on South Main… More than sixteen tons of items were brought in. This way we were able to monitor who brought the items and recycle what could be reused. It worked very well.”


For the full story, see the October 6 edition of the Monitor.