Day 21- KARE for Kane: Stories about the beginning

Melanie Clabaugh wasn’t born and raised in Kane, but she and her husband have decided to make Kane the place where they put down roots for themselves and their children. They moved here in 2011 and Melanie has been involved in making Kane a great place to live from the beginning. One way she did that was by helping to start KARE for Kane, a day when the community comes together to beautify the town.

Kane residents from babies up to senior citizens take part in doing outdoor projects with the parks department to indoor projects like painting non-profit office space. With over 200 people participating in year 1 to over 600 people in 2018, it has been a great way for people in Kane to utilize their skills and volunteer their time.

Watch Melanie share about what gave her the idea for KARE for Kane and tell why she loves it here.


A few pics:

May 2012 Kane Republican article announcing the 2nd annual KARE for Kane


May 2012 Kane Republican article showing some of the kids involved in helping out that year


Some of the KARE for Kane sign in crew 2019. Even babies get involved!


What are some ways you’ve gotten involved in community projects or groups here in Kane? Comment below.


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