Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuwday, June 25, 1974 LETHBRIDGE HERALD RIGHT: Roberta Harrison clips a hedge for Mrs. Anna Straub of Coaldale I think they like the company." Her sister, Roberta, said the hardest part of the job is the initial clean-up. She mentioned one woman who was thinking of selling her property, "but since we cleaned it up, (three foot high crab grass) the woman has had second thoughts about moving." Marvel Harrison said they get their "bookings" through the local health and social services unit, advertising and also through the churches in the community. She said the neighbors of the senior citizens like the project as well because it gives the town a cleaner look. "The old folks enjoy their property more because it looks so much said Marvel Harrison. One Coadale senior citizen. Anna Straub. 67, has lived at 1607 23rd Ave. since 1955. The two Harrison sisters spent Thursday afternoon in Mrs. Straub's yard trimming the hedge and cleaning the yard. "They are perfect." Mrs. Strabb said with a smile. "1 am very lucky to have such hard workers." When she's not cutting lawns or trimming hedges. Marvel Harrison thinks about September and college or university. "I'm thinking about taking consumer economics, either in Canada or the United Slates." she says. Her sister. Roberta, has just finished her first year in chemistry at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. But for the summer, the two sisters are learning a little about life and helping people. They both agreed if the opportunity presents itself they will apply for the same OFY project next vear.