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Village Clean-Up broke a record

June 2, 2016
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

The 54th annual Village Clean-Up held Saturday, May 21, broke the record for most volunteers. Over 270 people volunteered either on the day of or in the weeks leading up to the event. Part of what makes this a great community to live in is that we know we have the support of our local businesses, organizations and municipal agencies and the hardworking folks who run them.

It is a joy to see the overall sense of pride and accomplishment on faces of our residents young and old when the community gets together to take ownership for the cleanliness and beauty of our local environment. The annual Lake Placid VCU is a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors alike to show the love for this community by giving their time and energy cleaning our streets. This annual event is a perfect reminder that it only takes a moment to stop and pick up a piece of litter and put it in its proper place.

Clean Up Day organizers Andrea Grout and Tricia Garrett would like to send a big thank you to the many enthusiastic volunteers for your efforts, your great attitude and your stewardship of our beautiful Adirondack town.

Congratulations to the Annual VCU Poster Contest winners:


Grade 1-3 winners

-First: Josephina Portal, grade 3, St. Agnes School

-Second: Willow Wood, grade 1, LPES

-Third: Haileigh LaMare, grade 3, LPES


Grade 4-5 winners

-First: Jesse Marshall, grade 4, LPES

-Second: Olivia Scutt, grade 4, LPES

-Third: Nadia Phillip, grade 4, LPES


Additional thanks go to the many donors listed below for their contributions toward the event:

-Central Garage, Jay Strack

-Creambelt Seed Company, Sarah Morley

-Kinney Drugs, Lake Placid

-Lake Placid police and fire departments

-Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

-Lake Placid Garden Club

-Patti McConvey


-The Garden Center, Dan Wikoff

-Mirror Lake Inn

-Mr. Mike's Pizza, David Nicola

-Olympic Regional Development Authority

-Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Sue Cameron


vSubway, Mike Ames

-Town of North Elba: Butch Martin, Zach Clark, Shannon Porter, Larry Brockway and Larry Straight

-The UPS Store, Debbie McClean

-Village of Lake Placid, Ellen Clark

-Whiteface Lodge

-Rebecca Philion at Lake Placid Elementary School

-Catherine Bemis at St. Agnes School

For more information about Village Clean-Up, contact Andrea Grout at 518-524-3832 or Tricia Garrett at 518- 524-5974, or email


Andrea Grout

Lake Placid



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