The Community Pride Day contest was judged on June 3. A prize of $200 was awarded to this year’s contest winners Chez Suzette, 211 W. Union St., for the “Most colorful Newark business exterior” and $200 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Palmer of 112 Jason Drive for the “Most colorful Newark resident’s front yard”. Honorable mention went to First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St.; Arcadia Historical Society, 120 High St.; Marie Burnham at 200 Burnham St. and Diana Harder at 204 Scott St.

Event highlghts
1 More than 100 volunteers armed with shovels and rakes turned out to color the community with annual flowering plants, and to weed and clean up the public areas around the village on Saturday, June 2. Geraniums, petunias, marigolds, sunflowers and many other types of colorful flowers will adorn the village of Newark this summer thanks to their efforts.

2 Residents, schools and village businesses joined in the endeavor by working in their own home yards and storefronts by mowing lawns, planting gardens, and decorating front porches with hanging planters, all showing their community pride.

3 The village would also like to thank the local business who donated 27 large decorative planters that were filled with flowering plants and placed around the village.

Contest winners
The Community Pride Day contest was judged on June 3. A prize of $200 was awarded to this year’s contest winners Chez Suzette, 211 W. Union St., for the “Most colorful Newark business exterior” and $200 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Palmer of 112 Jason Drive for the “Most colorful Newark resident’s front yard”. Honorable mention went to First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St.; Arcadia Historical Society, 120 High St.; Marie Burnham at 200 Burnham St. and Diana Harder at 204 Scott St.

From the committee
The 2012 “Color our Community Pride Day” Committee would like to thank the volunteers and sponsors for their generous support: Wal-Mart, Secor Hardware and Homecenter, Lyons National Bank, Newark Rotary Club, Kurt Weiss Newark, Newark Garden Club, Q’s Lawn and Landscape, and the village of Newark.