In times of great need, it is heartening to see people work together with the common goal of helping every community member, from the youngest to most elderly.

At Community Education, our planning always involves a community perspective as we assess needs and gaps.

We have seen wonderful campaigns of community encouragement, such as filling windows with hearts.

Cloquet Community Education is promoting its own campaign to “Get the Community Blooming!”

April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes.

And with those flowers comes May Day, a celebration to mark the beginning of summer. Cloquet Community Education invites you to join in a community May Day celebration from April 29 to May 1 to make Cloquet bloom!

How to get involved

Choose a square on Washington Avenue and Chalk the Walk (or your own sidewalk at home), decorate your window with flowers, use your driveway as a canvas, make a yard sign or even decorate your whole yard.

Then get out safely and enjoy each other's decorations on May 2-3 by going for a walk or a drive around town. Remember to follow any orders from the state about social distancing and travel. Take a photo of your creative May flowers and share on social media.

Let it bloom! We hope you join the fun of creating or enjoying the beautiful May flowers that bloom on sidewalks, windows and yards at the end of April.

"Community Education Corner," published weekly in the Pine Journal, features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.