By Carl Blankenship
SALISBURY — Dirt, paint, lumber and ice cream were being doled out in equal measure Saturday on the 200 block of South Clay Street.
Saturday marked the 10th year of BlockWork, a city project that picks out one block in town and recruits volunteers to help fix up the exteriors of homes. That means painting, landscaping, building railings and repairing decks as needed. The event coincides with National Make a Difference Day on the fourth Saturday in October each year. The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission as well as the Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission pick the block from submissions.
The event makes the block look nicer, but it also improves the homes for the people who live there. Organizers agreed it seems to encourage other people nearby to make some of their own…