Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.

The Clinton County CleanScapes Advisory Board Members would like to take this opportunity to THANK the Clinton County Community Foundation (CCCF) for its approval of a 2019 grant application for $4,001.58. This grant will help CleanScapes, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, cover expenses related to event insurance; computer anti-virus software; printing, mailing and educational materials; and other much-needed equipment used during illegal dumpsite cleanups, such as nitrile-dipped work gloves for volunteers and Port-A-Jon portable comfort station rentals when we work in remote locations. Over the last decade, the Foundation has been very supportive of our community service programming and we feel very strongly that the CCCF’s investment in our work made Clinton County a safer, more enjoyable place to live, work, visit and recreate. To date, CleanScapes has organized 121 community cleanup events and mentored 4,468 volunteers. Together, volunteers have removed 1,213 tons (2,427,100 lbs.) of discarded trash and flood-related manmade debris, and 13,094 derelict tires. Our past accomplishments and on-going goals provide community members and visitors with safer, cleaner, and more viable places to live, work, and explore! We sincerely appreciate CCCF’s recognition and financial support of our endeavors.

– Clinton County CleanScapes Advisory Board Members & Project Director Elisabeth Lynch McCoy

The Jersey Shore Honor Guard would like to THANK the Welker family, owners of Frederick Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore, for its committment in supporting the military and all veterans and the wonderful commemmorative dinner they sponsored for the Guard. The dinner recognized the Guard for its tireless efforts providing military honors for veterans who have passed away. The Guard frequently provides these servies as a tribute to fellow veterans who served the nation with courage, honor and a firm resolve to adhere to the principles of military tradition. The dinner served as an opportunity for fellowship and comradery and to aknowledge the Guard and guests for their contributions in the local community. The Welker family’s continuous support of the military and our veterans serves as a stellar example in how local citizens can rally together to support a common cause that betters our local community and our nation. Many thanks to the Welker Family and to all veterans. All gave some, some gave all. God bless our military and all who support them.

— Jersey Shore Honor Guard

KUDOS to Bud Yocum for coming over with his snow thrower to clear my driveway after seeing me struggle with heavy ice on top of snow after the second round of Wednesday’s storm. He saved me hours of work and an aching back. A Most Grateful Neighbor

— Marian Conn, Lock Haven


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