Beauty of Ward 17 Volunteer Day

(Plain Press, June 2006) On Saturday, May 13, resident members of Ward 17 block clubs in the Detroit Shoreway, Stockyards and Ohio City neighborhoods joined with volunteers from the Ward 17 Community Forum, the Cleveland Bar Association, the Cleveland Bar Foundation, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and youths from City Year Cleveland to work on over thirty neighborhood  projects.

The volunteers cleaned-up trash, pulled weeds, planted flowers and shrubs, landscaped, helped out at senior centers and non profit organizations, and painted and did some general repairs at both residents homes and non profit organizations.

City Year youths and neighborhood volunteers painted the W. 76th Street tunnel to Edgewater Park.  Members of the West Clinton Block Club laid pavement for a walking path in the Labyrinth, a meditation park designed by a neighborhood artist at W. 65th and West Clinton.

Across the street at Bethany Presbyterian Church volunteers planted flowers and cleaned out the storm water sewer in the middle of the parking lot.
Down the street by St. Colman’s Church neighborhood volunteers filled garbage bags with weeds and debris from the area around the closed Madison Avenue bridge over the RTA tracks.

Day long spruce up activities throughout Ward 17 resulted in successful clean-ups and spruce ups of public spaces, non-profit organizations, churches and private homes in the Detroit Shoreway, Stockyards and Ohio City neighborhoods.


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