Published October 20. 2020 02:38PM
Over 75 volunteers spent the weekend of Oct. 10 and 11 sprucing up the Southside Greenway and Third and Fourth street environs by painting, picking up litter, and planting flowers and greenery to beautify the Southside Arts District. The effort was coordinated by Missy Hartney, downtown manager of the Arts District, and CADC Bethlehem provided nursery items for planting.
Bethlehem's SouthSide Arts District promotes beautification and clean-up initiatives to keep the area vibrant. The office is located in the street level of the New Street Garage.
Volunteers each received a pair of work gloves and a volunteer badge for identification, as well as the supplies needed..
PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBB Arts District Downtown Manager Missy Hartney hands out supplies to a group of volunteers at the start of Sunday's session.
Sisters Kelly and Katelyn Phung paint a planter on South New Street near the Greenway. The residents of the south side they attend Freedom HS and said that they like to help the community. Kelly is a freshman and Katelyn is a senior.
Girl Scouts from Troop 8709 in Bethlehem work on planting flowers and small shrubs at the intersection of Webster and East Fourth streets. The troop has been in involved in other community service, including skate park clean-up and rain garden installation at the Camels Hump farm. More photos on page A9.
Bethlehem resident Jillian Krill gives a bollard along East Fourth Street a fresh coat of paint. Krill said she volunteered after learning about the project on Instagram.
Pat's Newsstand owner Irene Skelly plants a small shrub in a planter outside her business along South New Street. She has owned the business for 45 years and thought she'd pitch in to beautify the south side.