Beautification Projects

SCIG was founded with the purpose of improving the appeal of Sidney Center by coming together to promote the beautification of the small Hamlet simply by cleaning up. It started by hosting events and opportunities for all to help in the process and in spreading the feeling of pride to do so. A small group of concerned residents gathered in 2006 to discuss how they could make a difference in aftermath of the 2006 floods. This concern resonated with everyone in attendance at initial meetings which motivated them to continue in this pursuit by becoming a fully-recognized non-profit organization with beautification and improvement at it's core. Since it's inception SCIG has managed to not only help beautify the hamlet but encourage many residents to do the same with their own properties and contribute to the greater good of the community. SCIG has facilitated the purchase and maintenance of almost 40+ flower barrels and the construction of new planters throughout the hamlet, as well as a new community sign/planter. SCIG has also held several successful annual events, free to the public and for the purpose

•Annual Purchase and Planting for 40+ Flower Barrels
•Several Planters throughout the Hamlet
•Construction of a planter to hold Community Sign
•Free Plant Exchange
•O'Conner Foundation Grant for Community Improvement Initiatives
•Annual "Holidays in the Hamlet" event for children and families
•Annual "Tractor Parade" held in the hamlet and growing every year 

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About S.C.I.G.

Sidney Center, New York, United States
The Sidney Center Improvement Group (SCIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grass roots organization based in Sidney Center, NY. The small Hamlet of Sidney Center - like many upstate NY towns, villages, and hamlets, has had it’s fair share of challenges over the years. However, thanks to a group of dedicated residents who gathered for a visioning meeting in 2006, SCIG is now a thriving community group who's sole purpose is increasing the quality of life for all who live in Sidney Center and for future generations.