2011-07-02 / Front Page

Helping Hands

United Way project spruces up Lake Area
by Scott Rawdon
Photos by Scot t Rawdon

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Library clerk Debbie Alter described the landscaping in front of the library as “wild and untamed” until it had a little help from some friends. “ They did a really nice job,” she said of the volunteers who participated in the Licking County United Way’s 17th Annual Day of Caring June 17. Several volunteers trimmed shrubbery and spread mulch in front of the library. Other volunteers participated in projects at the Buckeye Lake State Park, the Buckeye Lake Museum, the Buckeye Lake Youth Association, Ryan- Braden Park, and the Buckeye Lake Village Hall. Nearby, volunteers worked at Dawes Arboretum and in Heath at Evans Park and the New Life Community Center.

“It was a huge success once again,” said Licking County United Way Marketing Director Ruth Handelman. “We had over 545 volunteers working on 64 community projects.” The other communities included Newark, Pataskala, and Utica. She said volunteers were busy working on landscaping, painting, cleaning, and various projects at United Way agencies and other non-profits. “Not only is it an opportunity to complete much needed work, but volunteers are able to learn about organizations and their impact to Licking County,” said Handelman.






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