Residents turn out for Pride Day

Dozens of volunteers fanned out across the city May 21 as part of Sheffield Lake Annual Pride Day.

Residents can appreciate their efforts at the gazebo behind the Joyce Hanks Civic Center where a dozen people from Russell Realty used wheel barrows to haul a truck load of mulch from the parking lot to the gazebo, where it was spread carefully around plantings. Councilman Bill Wtulich and his wife also volunteered there.

Nearby, another dozen volunteers from Lorain County Landscaping planted trees behind Dollar General. Owner Robert Murphy said the group consisted of several family members, all of whom are residents. Once they were done there, they had more trees to plant at Brookside Nature Trail and the Civic Center.

At the covered bridge, a group of master gardeners from The Ohio State University Extension planted dozens of petunias in baskets along the span of the bridge while firefighters worked on landscaping around the station.

Help was on hand in the parking lot at city hall to assist residents who brought papers and other documents for shredding, a new service for residents in 2022 and made available through Domonkas Library.

At the service garage, residents, whose trucks and cars were filled with unwanted household, garage and yard items were able to dispose of them with the help of Mayor Dennis Bring and Councilman Mark Erdei.

Bring, who has volunteered at the service garage during Pride Day for 18 years, said he was pleased so many were willing to chip in to help. “I am very grateful to the volunteers who donated their time and talent to this year’s Pride Day activities. I’m also very happy to see residents taking pride in their homes and neighborhoods and participating in any positive way to make Pride Day a success across Sheffield Lake.”