Mayor Lawler delivers welcome baskets to new homeowners

June 19th, 2015 8:54 am

First Posted: 11/4/2014

From Oak Lane to Lansdowne Avenue, Electric Street to Carnation Drive and Sleepy Hollow Road to Fern Street, Clarks Summit Borough Mayor Patty Lawler’s Welcome Basket outreach had a successful run, beginning in April.

“I’ve met wonderful, wonderful people,” the mayor said. “They bring a diversity — singles, professionals, senior citizens and of course young families. The comment I hear repeatedly is, ‘We love it here.’ My response is, ‘Of course you do!’”

The outreach begins with a note from the mayor to the new homeowner, followed by a scheduled visit. The welcome baskets are filled with treats, coupons, discount cards, samples and more to encourage new residents to keep their business in Clarks Summit by shopping local.

Businesses who donated to the Welcome Basket outreach include: Beta Bread, Sonya’s, The Silver Spoon, Stately Pet Supply, Everything Natural, The Sunrise Cafe, Farmer’s Insurance, Cloe and Co., Church of the Epiphany, Karing Kids Daycare, Jaya, Altered Couture, Ashley’s Men Salon, Total Tone and The Mad Batter.

“I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to represent all our businesses when I meet the new homeowners,” Lawler said. “We need to support all of our businesses as much as we can.”

Those interested in donating items for the next basket delivery, scheduled for the third week of November, may drop them off at the Borough Building, second floor.

- Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister