This past weekend I worked with the Rotary Club of Au Sable Valley in conjunction with the Ausable River Association on roadside cleanup.  My wife and I were able to work a section of Route 9N between the rest areas of Jay and Upper Jay.  Overall the roadside cleanup picked up over 3000 lbs of garbage.  It is a shame that so much trash is littered along our roadways, but I am glad there are groups that help keep our town clean.  Thank you to all the volunteers involved.

Over the weekend I was also able to attend the gallery opening of “Through Seven Lenses, respecting the ordinary, imagining the intangible” at the Tahawus Windows Gallery in Au Sable Forks.  This exhibit is composed of over 70 vibrant watercolors by artist Larry Vanderburgh.  The Gallery is open on Saturdays, 1:00PM to 2:30PM or anytime by appointment.  All works are on display and for sale now through June 18th.  I was also able to attend the pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Au Sable Forks Elementary School 3rd & 4th grades at the Au Sable Forks Fire Department.  The food was delicious, as always, and tables were nicely decorated with hand drawn placemats by the students with wonderful sayings like, “Have an Egg-cellent Day!”

The Town of Jay is looking for summer camp counselors for the summer program at AVCS this coming summer.  The program has around 250 campers signed up and a waiting list of another dozen.  This is an increase of more than 25% over last year.  Due to this, we are looking for more councilors for the program.  If you are a Town of Jay resident and are 15, 16 or 17 years old, reach out to my office for more information.  If you are 18 years or older, please reach out to Brittany Trybendis at AVCS to become a Vista employee for the program before May 15th.

Lastly, we will be having a volunteer cleanup day in Upper Jay in conjunction with the Wells Memorial Library Saturday, April 29th.  I will post more information during the coming week as we watch the weather.

Have a great week,