The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Breaking News

Local News

April 24, 2013

Saving Ashtabula History plans Park-to-Park project

ASHTABULA — Area residents can help spruce up downtown Ashtabula by planting flowers and trees May 25 and 26.

A Park-to-Park Clean-up is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days on Main Avenue, sponsored by Saving the History In Ashtabula. The group hopes to “spruce up” the city before its big Memorial Day parade and ceremony May 27.

“The feeling you will get from helping your town is a feeling I can not explain,” said Kris E. Hamrick, president and founder of the nonprofit organization  dedicated to preserving the city’s historic buildings and landmarks.  “When I started this, I never thought it would affect me in such a positive way.”

Volunteers will have about 3,000 flowers to plant in flower boxes along Main Avenue from South Park to Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Cornelius Memorial Park (the former North Park). Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools, if they have them.

A plaque may be placed on the front of each flower box to designate who donated it, if it is in memory of someone, Hamrick said.

“Please bring the whole family — we will have something for everyone to do,” he said. “Even if you can help for only a few hours, please do so.”

Lunch a breakfast, as well as T-shirts, will be provided for volunteers only.

Items needed for the Park-to-Park project include a pickup truck, paper plates, paper cups, plastic utensils, white vinegar, small bags of chips, coffee, coffee filters, water, cream, sugar, bottled water, pop, cookies, donuts, toilet paper, balloons, shovels, gloves, garbage bags, leaf blowers, hot dogs, buns, ketchup and mustard.

Hamrick can be reached at 812-9889.

1
Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot