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Newark Announces Pride Day Winner


The Village of Newark streets, front yards and parks got cleaner and greener recently at the village’s 17th Annual Community Pride Day on May 20th. Volunteers planted flowers, pulled weeds and picked up trash throughout the village. Residents and business owners all over the village also showed their pride by cleaning and adorning their own front yards and storefronts with beautiful flowers in an effort to make our community sparkle.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s contest, Patricia and Ron Lootens at 304 West Maple Avenue for the “Most Colorful Natural Flowers in a Newark Resident’s Front Yard”. Mayor Jonathan Taylor presented them with a $200 prize for their efforts.

The Community Pride Day Committee would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their generous support of The 2023 Newark “Color our Community Pride Day”: Wal-Mart, HEP Sales/North Main Lumber/Builder’s Bargain Outlet, Plassche Lumber, Q’s Landscape Enterprise, Inc., Newark Rotary Club, Newark Garden Club, the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, and the Village of Newark.

The committee would also like to thank the many community volunteers and residents who got their hands dirty and have colored our community with beautiful flowers!

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