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Spring into Action with Canal Clean Sweep


Make a Difference in our Community! Join us for Canal Clean Sweep in the Park Saturday, April 18, 2015

We’re all ready for some fresh air and sunshine! We’re looking forward to a day in the park to enjoy some wonderful fresh air and sprucing up the Park for the coming season. Montezuma Heritage Park is a wonderful resource we have to enjoy trails, nature and the many historic resources to explore.

Help us kick off the 191st consecutive navigation – and recreation – season on New York’s Canal System with Canal Clean Sweep, Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Join with your neighbors to benefit the Canal and our community by giving the Canal System and our Trails  a “Spring Cleaning”! We have several projects lined up from checking the condition of trails, trail clearing, picking up trash, installing and staining new benches.

Volunteers have been working over the winter to build four new benches that Mel&Sonnyare ready to be installed. Through the Friends of the Park Memorial Bench program we will be installing these benches with three of them having been donated in memory of a loved one. Contributions have been received from Mellony Carner donated  in memory of her husband, a former Town Historian and volunteer fireman, Horace, Jr.  “Sonny” Carner.

Ed and Cynthia Laraway, made a donation in memory of  Ed’s parents, donald-laraway ruth-garner-larawayDonald and Ruth Laraway. Don and Ruth were both dedicated community volunteers in the fire department and Ruth served as Town Clerk for over thirty-five years. She was active the Youth Program supporting the kids in Town.

The Longyear family dedicated a bench in memory of Agnes Lapp; Agnes was a lifetime resident of Montezuma who was wife of Supervisor Byron Lapp. Agnes LappShe supported Byron with his work for the town, and was a very loving mother and friend to everyone who knew her in our community.

2015CelebrateService_6'x3'National Volunteer Week is April 12 -18, 2015, is about engaging in community activities that demonstrate by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. It’s about taking action, discovering and actively demonstrating how our collective power can make a difference. The people these benches are dedicated to, made a huge difference in our community. We must carry on their work to make this a healthy community to live, work and play.

Meet us at the High Street Kiosk at 9 AM; dress weather appropriately with good working shoes and gloves. If you have a group that would like to be involved, or need further information, please call 315-776-4656.



 Saturday, April 18, 2015 — 9 AM

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