FALCONER - Falconer village residents are being encouraged to participate in the 18th annual Pride Day on Saturday in village parks, public areas and selected streets.
Residents who want to take part in the cleanup should report at 9 a.m. to the Falconer Fire Hall on Davis Street where they will be split into groups and begin the cleanup effort.
The participants are requested to bring rakes and gloves and any other tools they think they will need.
Waylon Wilshire and Christian Wilshire get ready for the 19th Annual Pride Day in Falconer.
The residents will be cleaning up Davis Park, the Village Park, Coleson Park, Mill Race Park and selected streets.
After the cleanup is completed at about 11 a.m., the workers will receive a complimentary lunch at the Fire Hall. The Fire Department Auxiliary and a number of organizations will sponsor the lunch.
The Beautification Committee also plans to involve other organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the Cub Scouts, teachers from Falconer Central School, Civil Air Patrol and church groups.
The committee is hoping for a good turnout of local residents. The Pride Day will take place rain or shine.
If residents are not able to participate in the Pride Day Clean Up, they are urged to inspect their own property. Sand and twigs remaining in their yards and driveways can be placed in garbage bags and brought to the Fire Hall where a dumpster will be available from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday.
Attorney Robert VanEvery representing the Falconer Lions Club, chairs the Falconer Pride Day Planning Committee this year. Dr. Patricia Fales is the chairperson of the Village Beautification Committee. Other members of the Beautification Committee are, Betty Lawson, Maurice Roach, Francelia Skoglund, Jeanne Toy and Geraldine Yauchzy. Dee Dispenza represents the Village Board and Sam Ognibene represents the Village DPW.