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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:14 PM


dhi MEDIA Editor

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DELPHOS — Organizers of the Delphos Downtown Cleanup were pleasantly surprised by two youth who showed up to lend a hand with the task Monday evening.

A.J. Klausing, a student at IPFW, and Jefferson Middle School eighth-grader Kendall Marquiss helped sweep, pick up trash and plant flowers to improve the appearance of the downtown area.


Klausing, who is on break from classes, was eager to help.


“It’s good to give back and help make Main Street look nice,” Klausing said.

Marquiss agreed.

“It feels good to have other people enjoy what you’ve done,” she said.

Marquiss would have liked to have seen more of her peers volunteer.

“I think there should be more kids involved in things like this,” she said.”We swept and planted flowers. Anyone can do that.”

Organizer Peter Ricker was pleased with what was accomplished.

“We were able to remove trash, clean up some broken glass, swept the sidewalks and curbs removing miscellaneous debris. We sprayed for weeds and straightened up the planters,” Ricker said. “Shop owners along the way assisted; many thanks to all.

“It was good to see Kendall and A.J. take an interest in their downtown and making a difference,” he added.

ACE Hardware, The Delphos Herald and Eagle Print all pitched in for the flowers for the planters.

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:17 AM

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