Community Sustainability Award received by Clarkdale

CLARKDALE –The Town of Clarkdale was presented with a 2016 Program Excellence Award in Community Sustainability from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) during the Oct. 25 council meeting.

The town’s project “Centennial Plaza – A Demonstration of Water Sustainability” focused on economic, social and environmental sustainability in regards to water conservation. Of note was Clarkdale’s recycling of rain water to irrigate the xeriscape surrounding public buildings and parking lots.

“Through detailed planning and gradual cutbacks, the town was able to make their goal a reality. This program is the winning submission for the 2016 Local Government Excellence Awards in the category of Community Sustainability for populations of less than 10,000,” announced the ICMA.

The Washington D.C.-based ICMA provides services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, training and professional development to local governments.

Police work to get hairier in Clarkdale this month

CLARKDALE – Police work is about to get hairier in the Town of Clarkdale this month with the launch of “No Shave November.”

Participants from the police department and the ambassador program may donate $20 towards charity this month in order to have the privilege of growing a beard and moustache.

At the end of November, a winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and Clarkdale Chief of Police Randy Taylor. The winner will be reimbursed for their donation as well as receive “bragging rights.”

According to a media release from the Town of Clarkdale, participant’s donations go to Kids Against Hunger-Verde Valley.

1,375 trick-or-treaters haunt Clarkdale Main Street this year

CLARKDALE – Clarkdale’s 2016 Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treating event resulted in an estimated 1,375 trick-or-treaters haunting Main Street Halloween night, according to the Town of Clarkdale.

The event included a costume contest and candy distribution in upper town. A Halloween Pet Festival and Costume Contest was also held Oct. 29 in Clarkdale Town Park.

A series of Halloween-related events in downtown Clarkdale were supported by a partnership involving the business community, candy donors, volunteers, town staff, other agencies and residents in upper Clarkdale.

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