‘Together We Can' shines downtown

By Jim Crooks

Destination Clarion Downtown

Dear friends, we wanted you to know that you made a difference in Downtown Clarion with your generous support for the Christmas decorations. We refurbished 30 wreaths with commercial bows and bulbs. The cost of the project was more than $2,000, which seems high, but commercial grade products will last many years.

There were many volunteers who helped with this project, as always buying supplies is the easy part -- installing, testing, and organizing the effort is the challenge. (Many thanks to Mechanistic for allowing 20 folks to make a mess!)

On the down side -- we were unable to put up the snowflakes as planned even with great effort by Doug Preston's Clarion borough Public Works Department. This was due to the challenge to get all the parts for the new light poles, specifically the electric outlets on the top of the poles. This was completed the week before Christmas but we felt it was too late to put them up for a week.

Next Christmas we will be able to put up the snowflakes between the intersections with the wreaths on the intersections of Fourth through Seventh avenues.

Your financial support is our only source of income and makes all the difference.

And we want you to know it is greatly appreciated. "Together we can" make our "Clarion" a center to be proud of and enjoy living a high-quality of life together.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

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