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DUNKIRK Local volunteers make a mark

The OBSERVER’s View

COVID-19 failed to slow a dedicated group of volunteers in the city. Revitalize Dunkirk, through the pandemic, continued to contribute to a better way of life by cleaning, planting and helping beautify a city that is doing its best to make a comeback.

“Other 2020 activities included the third year of the Adopt-a-Garden program developed in cooperation with city officials in which volunteers apply to plant and maintain raised beds on city property at 11 agreed-upon sites, most of them located at city limit or park signs,” the volunteers reported in a Jan. 4 article in the OBSERVER. “From May through September, Revitalize Dunkirk members can be seen planting, weeding, watering, pruning and mulching flower gardens at these public sites for the enjoyment of all residents.”

Already, the group is looking ahead to improvements in the new year. One thing we learned during this continued pandemic was more people have been looking toward outdoor activities and recreation. To assist in this initiative, area cyclists can look forward to at least two conveniently located bike repair stations.

Revitalize Dunkirk is donating two bicycle air pump stands for installation alongside bike maintenance stations provided by the city. One pump will join the bike repair tool stand already in place on Lake Shore Drive East near the Boardwalk. The pocket park at Bataan and Central is the likely location for a second bike maintenance and repair station and donated air pump.

For those seeking more information on Revitalize Dunkirk, including notice of when meetings will resume, visit the group on Facebook or at www.revitalizedunkirk.com.

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