by Adele Burnett
Our 15th Annual Community Pride Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2016. On this day, many towns will be working together to clean up the streets and begin thinking about a prosperous summer.
The area schools also participate by taking their students outdoors to help.
All volunteers, students and teachers who show up on this day will receive a free t-shirt and a free lunch. Continue reading
The Community Pride Day Committee is challenging ninth grade students in the Town of Webb, Long Lake, Indian Lake, and Lake Pleasant School Districts to create a design that will appear on this year’s event t-shirts.
The challenge is for students to create a t-shirt design that illustrates what community pride means to them. Continue reading
A huge thank you must go out to everyone who participated in the CAA’s regional Community Pride Day.
On Wednesday, May 6, over 800 volunteers, students and teachers were out and about cleaning up the streets in Thendara, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Big Moose, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Pleasant and Piseco! Continue reading
By Marianne Chirsty
Volunteers from Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Big Moose, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Long Lake, Indian Lake and Speculator scoured their respective towns on Wednesday, May 6 to pick up trash during the annual Community Pride Day.
School-aged children were released from some of their classes to participate in the regional beautification initiative, with Town of Webb students competing against each other to see which class could collect the largest amount of garbage, in weight. (The sixth grade class was the winner.)
Long Lake reportedly picked up between 1,500 and 1,800 pounds of garbage, which included lots of metal pipes. Volunteers up that way said the most common items picked up, besides bottles, were foam, lottery tickets and cigarette butts.
Community Pride Day, the 14th annual clean-up day that involves the communities of Thendara, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Big Moose, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Indian Lake, and Speculator, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6.
Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a free lunch for their efforts.
All sponsors contributing at least $30, and anyone who contributes towards lunch, will get a one line mention (name only or website only) printed on the back of the event shirts. Continue reading
Thank you to all the volunteers representing Inlet, Old Forge, Raquette Lake, Long Lake, Indian Lake and Speculator who took part in Community Pride Day on Wednesday, May 7th.
Mrs. Mitchell’s first graders were among the Town of Webb UFSD students that helped clean their environment for Wednesday’s Community Pride Day; some of them were, from left, G. DuGuay, H. Masters, R. Lis, L. Little, and K. Howard. Photo by Gina Greco
The Carolina blue t-shirts worn by the volunteers were made possible through the following contributions: $100 from ACE Hardware of Inlet and Old Forge, Adirondack Express, Adirondack Fairway B&B, BJ Queen Enterprises, Blue Line Electrical, Daiker’s, Herron Realty, Hutchins Construction, Indian Lake Theater, Inlet Area Business Association, Inlet Golf Club, Long Lake Association, Mike Marleau Builder, Motel Long Lake and Cottages, Pine’s Country Store, Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir, Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation, Red Dog Tavern, Shamrock Motel & Cottages, Sunset Beach Cottages, Town of Inlet, Town of Long Lake. Continue reading
All Central Adirondack residents are reminded that Wednesday, May 7th is Community Pride Day.
Participants can check in anytime after 9 a.m. at their respective locations in Inlet, Old Forge, Long Lake, Indian Lake or Speculator.
There, they can pick up your shirt, trash bags and rubber gloves (work gloves recommended, but not supplied), and also to find out when and where to show up for lunch.
Every volunteer who shows up will receive a free shirt and a free lunch.