What's Going On? Neighbors helping neighbors

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Penn Yan Mayor Robert Church and Steve Morse install a flag pole at one of the homes. To find out more about the program, or to volunteer, contact Kathy Disbrow at Keuka Housing Council, 315-536-8797 ext. 6.

What is it? Penn Yan residents volunteered to help with property maintenance chores in one neighborhood on Oct. 2 as part of the program organized by the Yates County Housing Committee.

What did they do? Volunteers weeded flower beds, restrung and reset a flag pole, trimmed limbs and hedges, pulled vines, scraped and primed eaves, repaired porch railings, replaced window glass and recaulked leaking windows.  Homeowners provided materials.  

Who is on the committee? The Yates County Housing Committee includes representatives from the village, Our Town Rocks, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Keuka Housing Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Finger Lakes Economic Development Center.

Quote:  “I thank the workers many, many times.  This program helps to build positive relationships with the Village and helps people feels better about themselves and their environment.  I hope the program is able to continue.”  Missy Hobart.

Next? The group worked Friday, but rain on Saturday halted the projects.  There is additional work to be completed and volunteers can still contribute on Saturday, Oct. 8,  beginning at 9 a.m.

Neighbors helped neighbors in Penn Yan last weekend.