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Letter: A job well done

The Belmont Revitalization Committee and the Charles Kilborn American Legion Post in Belmont want to express our appreciation for the work accomplished by volunteers from the Belmont High School senior class and some juniors as well on June 9.

The revitalization committee is developing a public facility for recreation and town events. This includes a pavilion next to the Belmont Mill, a trail and bridge across the Tioga, and a recreational trail along the old railroad bed all the way out to South Road. As a key part of this project, the entire slope along the river bank needs to be brushed out and cleaned up to open the view to the Tioga River. This year, Belmont’s American Legion Post and the Belmont High School volunteers offered to clean up a large section of the slope along the river bank, continuing the work done by BHS Senior Class Community Service Days in past years.

This was a concept initiated by Dan Clary when he was vice principal and continues now that he is principal. We join town officials in expressing our appreciation for Clary’s initiative and the hard work of his student volunteers, and of several members of the high school staff who joined us later in the afternoon. Several of the students said they wanted to give something back to their community – and they certainly did.

WOODBURY P. FOGG

Belmont

(The writer is an adjutant for American Legion Post 58. The letter was also signed by Christine Fogg and Ken Knowlton of the revitalization committee.)

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