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Contacts: Larry Tannahill 746-2184; Melissa Nelson
Volunteers Plant Main
for Lewiston Beautification Day
Idaho Trio Americorps (ITAC) members and volunteers will
plant flowers on Main Street this Saturday, April 20, for Lewiston
Different volunteer groups plant the flowers every year. Larry Tannahill,
owner of Tannahill Jewels and Gallery, has spearheaded the event the past
several years. This year ITAC members in the Lewis-Clark Valley are joining
with Tannahill in organizing the event.
Flowers for the event are purchased by the City of Lewiston. Volunteers will
be adding to the many bulbs already in the planters on Main Street.
"Downtown is a highly visible point of pride for our whole community,"
Tannahill said. "Each year the program to show our pride has grown with the
help of donations, active city government assistance and as importantly the
ITAC members have approached several businesses and organizations in the
Valley asking for donations in the form of volunteers, and rewards such as
drinks, food and just simple words of encouragement for the volunteers.
Americorps is a national service program whose volunteers commit one year of
their time to service. There are over 50 members of ITAC serving throughout
Idaho. Six of the ITAC members serve in the Valley. ITAC's main office is
located on the Lewis-Clark State College Campus.
The work day will begin at 8 a.m. in front of Tannehill's shop located at
703 main street. Community members interested in volunteering can contact
Tannahill at 208/746-2184, or ITAC member Melissa Nelson at 208/792-2192.