The Clewiston News

Harlem’s Seventh St. Park gets some TLC

CLEWISTON — On Saturday, members of the Harlem Civic Improvement Council Inc. and U.S. Sugar Corp. were joined by people organized through Glades Lives Matter, the Masonic Family, Zeta Sorority, Hendry County Commissioner Emma Byrd, the Clewiston Cougars, Sons of Allen, The Harlem Community Churches, Cross Training Ministries and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office to clean up the Seventh Street Park in the Harlem section of Clewiston.

The Clewiston News/Courtesy of Glades Lives Matter Members of the Harlem Civic Improvement Council Inc. and U.S. Sugar Corp. were joined by people from other organizations to clean up the Seventh Street Park in the Harlem section of Clewiston.

As Glades Lives Matter founder Janet Taylor posted on that Facebook page, which she runs, “‘Unity in the Community’ proved to be a great success for this event.”

During her live broadcast as the cleanup began Saturday morning, Ms. Taylor had to raise her voice because of the noisy power tools being used by the many volunteers who were working all around and behind her.

The group Glades Lives Matter’s founder, Janet Taylor, went live on Facebook on Saturday, Aug. 4, with the sound of chain saws in the background as community residents began a thorough cleanup at the Seventh Street Park in Harlem.

She said: “This is OUR park that we want to really beautify. And thanks to U.S. Sugar and the Harlem Civic Improvement Council for coming together with all the other organizations in the community, Commissioner (Emma) Byrd and her group and all the others. We are really proud to be out here.”

Ms. Taylor finished, with pride evident in her voice, “This is going to be the focal point of our community when you enter into Harlem.”