Beautification Committee launches fundraisers, projects

Dear Boro Resident:

Nanty Glo Boro has a new Beautification Committee, which began late in 1999, and was responsible for Christmas decorating around our town. We hope that you enjoyed and appreciated their effort and hard work.

We would like to inform you of some of the present and future plans of this committee. Flowers were planted in the boxes by Admiral Peary Vo-Tech students, and flowers were planted in the Library flowerbed and in the Triangle Park at the entrance of Shoemaker Street, and at the Fire hall. The benches throughout town are being painted.

We need you! If you would be interested in joining this committee, we would be very glad to have you; without you, we are nothing, as we would like to hold some kind of a fundraiser and more hands at work makes the job Lighter.

In the future, we would like to see a gazebo in the Library Park dedicated to our miners of Local 1386. We thought that we could ask you for your monetary support. We would like to see every minerís name on a bronze nameplate for a $100 donation. So, if you have or have had a miner employed at Mine 31, 32, or 33—a husband. father, grandfather, or brother—we would like to hear from you.

For a $25 gift, we would have your name put on a brick for a sidewalk leading into the gazebo. If you have any relatives out of the area that would be interested in this, please feel free to tell them or copy this letter for your use, or let us know of them.

If you are planning a class reunion from a Nanty Glo-Vintondale or Blacklick Valley graduating class, or you attended the record hops in the Miners Hall or you were a basketball player or a cheerleader and would like to make a donation in honor or in memory of anyone or yourself, for $50 we would list your class year and name in a memory book

We also would like to see new posts on our streets with banner flags, trees planted in the center of town and our residents taking pride in their properties by fixing up what is broken, painting, and planting flowers and shrubbery. This is your town, and we should be proud of it and proud to live here, but everyone has to put forth an effort. With everyone doing a part, we can do that.

If you have any questions about this committee and its activities or future plans for Nanty Glo, please call Barbara Leidy at 749-8841.

We need you! If you care about Nanty Glo and have carpentry, masonry or landscaping knowledge, or just want to get involved with beautifying "our town," we sure would appreciate your help.

Retirees do not need to be totally retired—enjoy your retirement and use it for the betterment of you community.

Thank you and may God bless.

William Martin



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