Village Clean Up was a great success, thanks to all

To the editor:

The 53rd annual Village Clean Up, held Saturday, May 9, was a success on many fronts. With enthusiastic community-wide participation from both residents young and old and the many Lake Placid business teams who came out, we were able to clean every area. The annual VCU serves as a reminder and an opportunity for residents to be vigilant and to act as good stewards of our community every day of the year. If you see some trash, please pick it up! Thanks to all participants for your efforts. You helped make our village look respectable again.

Clean Up day organizers Andrea Grout and Tricia Garrett would like to say congratulations to the poster contest winners and give special thanks to the following list of businesses and individuals who helped make the day a success:

Mrs. Catherine Bemis at St. Agnes School

Cake Placid

Central Garage – Jay Strack

Emma’s Lake Placid Creamery



Mrs. Cathy Johnston at Lake Placid Elementary School

Kinney Drugs

Lake Placid police and fire departments

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

Lake Placid Garden Club

Mrs. Patty McConvey


Mirror Lake Inn

Mr. Mike’s Pizza


A Pinch or a Pound

ROOST (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism) – Sue Cameron


State Farm Insurance Agency – Mike Foote

Stewart’s Shops

The Price Chopper

The Smoking Cork

Top of the Park – Kay Frascone

Town of North Elba – Butch Martin, Shannon Porter and Larry Brockway

UPS Store

Village of Lake Placid – Ellen Clark, Mayor Randall

Whiteface Lodge

This year’s VCU Poster Contest winners:

Lake Placid Elementary School

1st place: Lily Powers, first grade

2nd place: Ellen Lansing, fifth grade

3rd place: Owen Thomsen, third grade

St. Agnes School

1st place: Ellie Morgan, first grade

2nd place: Abigail VanDorn, second grade

3rd place: Alex Dawson-Ellis, third grade

For more information, contact Andrea Grout at 518-524-3832 or Tricia Garrett at 518-524-5974, or email

Andrea Grout

Lake Placid