CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Middle School Student Council and the Clearfield High School varsity basketball team volunteered for the Clearfield Revitalization Corp.’s (CRC) Beautification Day on May 17.
Students helped clean, weed and plant flowers in Shaw Park in downtown Clearfield. The students also planted rose bushes in front of the Clearfield Borough Administrative Offices.
Main Street Manager Heather Bozovich states “The CRC is proud to work with Clearfield students and to empower them to benefit the community through Beautification Day. The students focused on Shaw Park, which is home to the Santa House and the Corner Concert Series.
“The CRC wants the kids to be a part of community development and be able to take pride in our town. It is important for kids to be invested in our community and this is a great project for them.”
Student Council Advisor Karen Ward added, “It’s really important to teach the students that our motto “Be respectful, be responsible, be kind, and be ready to learn” is as important in our community as it is in our school. It was also a great opportunity to partner with the basketball team as mentors for our younger students while giving back to the community.”
The CRC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that implements the Main Street program in Clearfield. The Main Street program is a volunteer-based revitalization program focusing on promotion and special events, design and beautification, business retention and recruitment, as well as sustainability and organization.
The CRC organizes many events for Clearfield. The next CRC event will take place on June 28. Community members can join the CRC for the second Bloom and Berry Bash from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Clearfield. There will be craft vendors, children’s games, food and entertainment.
At 1 p.m., spectators can watch the “Anything that Floats Boat Regatta” and the new CRC Rubber Duck Derby at Lower Witmer Park. For more information, visit www.DiscoverClearfield.com or call the CRC at 814-765-6000.
Pictured, in front from left, are Corey Shimmel, Carter Wood and Ryan Lezzer. In the Second row are Ashley Struble, Kunjal Patel, Claire Mikesell, Raegan Mikesell, Kylie VanTassel, Lauren Sattesahn and Hailey Colby. In the third row are Karen Ward, Mason Royer, coach Nate Glunt, R.J. Ward, David McKenzie, Evan Brown, Will Myers, Tommy Hazel, Caleb Strouse and Eric Brown.
Missing from photo are McLain Alt, Assistant Principal Andy Brickley and Will Brickley.