By Pat Maurer
As part of the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, 466 Clare High School students supervised by teachers and staff took a break from classes, braved some cold and windy weather and went into the community to clean up the City during the sixth annual Clare Pride Day last Tuesday.
From noon to 2:30 p.m. students worked to clean up at around 60 businesses, parks and other locations around the community.
Organizers for the annual event are teachers Jann Cleary and Terry Beatty. “We do this because the community of Clare is such a big supporter of Clare Public Schools. It is our way to say ‘thank you’ to all of them,” Mrs. Cleary said in an earlier interview.
The event, which is always held as close as possible, actually was held on Earth Day – April 22 this year. Afterwards the students all “warmed up” at an Ice Cream Social in the High School Cafeteria to thank them for their efforts.
On their website, the Clare Chamber said, “Thank you Clare Public Schools for taking pride in our community.”