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August 2018

Scouts Gift Little Library to Clarkson

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Good Neighbor News!
In early spring the Clarkson Town Board was approached by Girl Scout Troop 60233 with the idea of building a Little Library for the town. With this project they will achieve the Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, demonstrating they are leaders, organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Little libraries have become popular and grew out of the simple idea of “give a book, take a book” exchanges, usually in a small enclosed case and placed in a public area for easy access by residents.

As the town board meeting continued with discussion about the specifics of the project, Chad Fabry, building inspector for the town was also in attendance. He old those present that a few years prior he had purchased the former Swan Library in the Village of Albion and then generously offered to start the little library out with books from this historic building. The Town Board was enthusiastic and gladly accepted this project on behalf of the residents. Hafner Park was identified as the ideal location and Councilperson Christa Filipowicz would be the liaison for the project and assist with logistics.

Girls Scouts Kate Bieler, McKenna Nicholls and Julia Nenni then began working on the little library. They designed the weatherproof structure details, learned to use various power tools, chalk lines, caulking and nail guns. The result is a beautifully painted little library with a park-like flower theme. The windowed door provides a glimpse at the books inside. In addition to the Clarkson library they are also building a library for Hamlin Beach that will have a beach landscape painting, and another for the Sweden Clarkson Recreation Center that will have a sports theme decor.

Nenni stated there were many cookie sales to raise the money needed for the three libraries, and both Stull Lumber and Lowes donated materials and supplies. In addition, the troop wrote letters to other Girls Scout troops describing their project and asking for donations of books. Troop leaders Vikki Nenni, Roxanne Bieler, and Renee Nicholls are proud of their troop’s accomplishments which also included the bench at the Clarkson’s Memorial Park on Ridge Road, created for their Bronze Award.

Last week the completed library was delivered to Bob Viscardi, highway superintendent, for installation on the walking bridge into the childrens playground. Join us for the unveiling of the Little Library, Tuesday August 21 at 5:30PM during Good Neighbor Days.

Clarkson Good Neighbor Days

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Chairperson Jackie Smith and her committee are working hard to put together a great Good Neighbor Day Celebration on Friday, August 24. New this year are the other activities around town leading up to the event. They include:
Sunday, August 19 – Tour the Historical Clarkson Schoolhouse at 2pm .
Wednesday, August 22 – Red Cross Community Blood Drive coordinated by Sharon Mattison, town clerk located at Hafner Lodge 2-6pm.

Thursday, August 23 – Fill the (Highway) Truck Food Drive coordinated by Bob Viscardi, highway superintendent. Fill our truck with non-perishable goods so we can help neighbors by filling the food shelf. All day.

Friday, August 24 – Good Neighbor Day Celebration coordinated by Jackie Smith, town board. Loads of activities for families. Kids will enjoy the silly frog jumping contest at 7pm, outdoor movie “Despicable Me 3‘ at dusk followed by a great fireworks display! Be sure to eat dinner at the festival– great food will be served by the Lions Club and Abbotts will be there with ice cream.
There will also be music all afternoon and into the evening with the music of Warren & Friends Trio from 4-6pm followed by local favorite Josie Waverly 6:30-8:30pm. Oh.. and don’t forget the classic car show too!

Saturday, August 25 – Get the family out to run or walk the Swift Comet 5K Race hosted by the Clarkson Historical Society.