Newark will hold Community Pride day on May 21st

It’s all about making the community a better place to call home.That’s why on May 21st the Village of Newark will be holding its 10th annual Community Pride Day, which is being called “Color Our Community Pride Day.”Newark official said of the day, “We believe it can be a catalyst to showcase incredible volunteer spirit as it instills civic pride in our community.” One of the major items on this special day is the village-wide floral painting effort, which will commence on the day. Volunteers are asked to assemble in the parking lot on the south side of T. Spencer Knight Park between Pontillo’s and Nesbitt & William’s office where they will receive their assignments. The cleanup and flower planting will take place between 9:30 am and noon.The work crews will work to clean the canal banks, parks, canal trails, area around old locks 58 and 59, parking lots, village streets, and wherever debris removal is necessary following the winter. Last year, hundreds of flowers were planted by volunteers, which worked tirelessly to deliver a great day.There will be some benefits for residents in the Village of Newark leading up to, and following the event:Builder’s Bargain Outlet: 10% off any exterior product purchased from HEP Builder’s Bargain Outlet from May 15th to June 15th.Plassche Lumber: 20% off all house paint and painting accessories from May 21st to June 6th.Q’s Landscape Enterprise, Inc.: Free six-pack of Stihl synthetic oil, 50:1 mix with every Stihl equipment purchase. Free delivery with purchase of mulch topsoil or stone. Free pick-up and delivery on any service repair. These deals will run from May 21st to June 6th.Secor Hardware and Home Center: Paint, lawn and garden specials throughout.Additionally, officials say that there will be “A prize of $200 will be awarded to the most colorful Newark business exterior and $200 will be awarded to the most colorful Newark resident’s front yard. To enter your business or home, call Robbin Bremer at (315) 331-4770, ext. 108. Entries must be received by Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1PM. Judging will take place May 23, 2016.” The day and events are sponsored by Walmart, Secor Hardware and Home Center, Lyons National Bank, HEP Sales/North Main Lumber/Builder’s Bargain Outlet, Newark Rotary Club, Newark Garden Club, the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, and the Village of Newark.

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