'Caring for Colton Days' sees volunteers spruce up the town's three parks
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:09 am

Colton-Pierrepont Central School students Wyatt Paulette and Savanna Smith fulfill community service hours. While working fast, and dodging raindrops, they helped collect several bags of trash and other items for proper disposal.

COLTON -- Each year during the month of May volunteers help officials in the Town of Colton with spring cleanup efforts.

The town’s Tourism & Beautification Committee, chaired by Ruth McWilliams, annually holds a “Caring for Colton Day” to focus volunteer efforts on sites sanctioned by the Colton Town Board for volunteer beautification activities.

On Saturday, May 13 eleven volunteers spruced up the town’s three parks -- Memorial Park in Colton plus Three Falls Park and Sunday Rock Park in and near the hamlet of South Colton.

Laurie Thornton, Lorraine Harman, and Charolette Thomas organized the park activities. This year they were assisted by two members of the Potsdam Lions Club, Michelle and Gordon Theisen, who helped rake, weed, plant flowers, and mulch landscaped areas.

An additional seven volunteers worked in Colton on landscaped areas and picked up trash in and near the town’s transfer station. Two volunteers that helped Scott Muller and Ruth McWilliams pick up trash were Wyatt Paulette and Savanna Smith, Colton-Pierrepont Central School students fulfilling community service hours.

Anyone wishing to adopt town sites or assist others in maintaining areas and trails should contact Ruth McWilliams 315-262-2450; [email protected].