Friends of Leclaire is now recognized as a Neighborhood Association in Edwardsville’s new ENERGI program, Edwardsville Neighborhood Enhancement, Recognition and Grant Initiative. The recognition makes the organization eligible for annual 50-50 neighborhood matching grants which will be used to enhance our historic neighborhood.
Friends of Leclaire’s first application was for the purchase of a sign for Leclaire Park. The front of the sign will say simply “Leclaire Park,” but the reverse side will have a brief history of the park and neighborhood including photographs. The sign was designed by Sherrie Hickman of Creative Options Design, built by Dave Thomas and mounted on signposts made by local artist Micah Wall at the FabLab of the Historic N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark.