ST. LEWIS, N.L. – Those driving through the picturesque community of St. Lewis in Southern Labrador this summer will be pleased to see benches, picnic tables, a gazebo and other town property has recently been painted yellow, orange, blue and other vibrant colours.
Mayor Helen Poole said through such community enhancement initiatives, residents are also encouraged to tidy up around their properties and add a fresh coat of paint to sheds and other outbuildings.
Residents have been cleaning up their properties, Poole said, and it’s great to see people taking pride in their community.
The mayor said, as an incentive, those who paint their sheds, fishing stages or other outbuildings are encouraged to let the town know. Their name will be entered in a draw for a gift certificate.
The improvements in the community are needed the mayor said as there are many tourists coming to St. Lewis.
“This summer we’ve had even more (tourists) than last year,” she said. “They drive in and park at the end of the town and admire the scenery. They may stay for a night and go on again.”
People who have moved away to make a living are also returning for their holidays.
“And it’s so nice to have a nice, tidy town for people to come to. That’s my goal. And the goal of our council, too,” Poole said.