Aylmer Mayor Mary French announced she would be sending a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the town to East Elgin Secondary School (EESS) for their work cleaning up Aylmer parks.
On April 14, The Aylmer Express reported that EESS teacher David Arnett had been sending out two Grade 9 classes out to clean up Aylmer’s parks in a program themed “One Piece of Garbage, One Park at a Time.”
So far, they worked in Steen, Balmoral and Optimist parks, the disc golf course in Steen Park, the banks of Catfish Creek, and the grounds of EESS. Mr. Arnett said it provided students with a learning opportunity about stewardship, citizenship, as well as community service hours.
“This community service is exemplary and much appreciated,” said Mayor French in a virtual May 3 council meeting.
She also thanked the Express for providing “great coverage on such a positive local story. It really makes me proud to represent Aylmer.”
Veronica Reiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Aylmer Express