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DOG DAYS Organizers plan event to spruce up East Palestine



Published: Sun, February 9, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



EAST PALESTINE -- Organizers are planning a yearly event in which people pitch in to improve the city.

Dubbed "Dog Days," the annual affairs will be inaugurated May 10, when volunteers will take on several civic improvement projects, said Joann Knight of Rauch Road.

Knight, who is director of curriculum at East Palestine schools, is chairwoman of the committee of area residents and business and civic leaders that is organizing Dog Days.

The one-day event's name is derived from the acronym "day of giving" and from the fact that the school mascot is a bulldog, Knight explained.

Each annual Dog Day will ask city residents and businesses to contribute time or materials, or both, to a planned activity. No money is being sought.

This year, the event's goal will be to clean up the creeks that flow through the city, improve the city's nature trail, and paint benches and other items in the city park, Knight said.

Organizers are hopeful that at least 150 people will turn out for the May 10 affair.

For more information, call Knight at home, (330) 426-9927, or at work, (330) 426-2625.




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