Grantsburg National Honor Society Joins Village Cleanup Effort

Monday, May 21, 2018 | by Steve Briggs |


Members of Grantsburg High School National Honor Society (NHS) joined the Village Clean-up Weekend by volunteering their Friday to painting and cleaning at village-owned facilities.

From left: Leo, Luke, Seth and Lane prepare the flower bed for replanting.


The NHS students put two coats of paint on every door plus the garage door at the village building which houses the library, police department, food shelf, village offices and gymnasium. They also cleared dead vegetation from flower beds on the east and west sides of the building and added garden new plants.

Jenna, Dawson, Luke, Kaitlin and Ashley were among the painters who put two coats on all doors.


When those tasks were complete, they moved on to Memory Lake Park to paint picnic tables.

The NHS work was part of the annual cleanup weekend where residents can put large items like chairs, mattresses, sofas and other household goods at the curb. For a nominal fee, the village’s public works department picks up and disposes the discarded stuff. This year at least five 30-yard dumpsters were filled during the event.

At Grantsburg Public Library, the staff closed the library at noon. The staff and library friends worked in the gardens along the library front to refurbish them after the long winter.

Library staff and helpers freshened the Library gardens. Pictured are Mary Heimbuck and Gail Potvin. Not pictured Terri Stellrecht and Kristina Kelley-Johnson.


The event was organized by the Village Board and by members of the Grantsburg Revitalization Organization. GRO is dedicated to furthering a prospering business community, encouraging fitness, making the community a pleasant place to live and an attractive place for prospective residents.



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