Streets, front gardens, and parks around the village of Newark recently became cleaner and greener during the 15th annual Community Pride Day.

Volunteers planted flowers, weeded weeds and picked up rubbish all over the village. Local residents and business owners also showed their pride by cleaning and decorating their own front gardens and shop windows with flowers to make their community shine.

ESL Federal Credit Union won $ 200 for the Most Colorful Newark Business Exterior and $ 200 went to Joe O’Toole of East Avenue for the Most Colorful Newark Resident’s Front Yard.

This year's award