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The Lorain Proud moniker emerged organically from a series of community charrettes held by the Lorain Historical Society, Lorain County Community College, Lorain Public Library System, the Morning Journal and United Way of Greater Lorain County in the spring of 2017.  These charrettes culminated in a celebration event at the Lorain Palace Theater and the movement was born!

Lorain Proud has grown into a grassroots community movement with the expressed goal of making the narrative of Lorain one of community pride, patronage, and service. Citizens don’t join Lorain Proud, they are Lorain Proud!

We encourage any and all community members, leaders, or organizations to use the social media hashtag #LorainProud to spread community pride and to showcase how they are working to make Lorain a better place, and to invite others to join them.




A flash mob style event where citizens gather at a pre-determined location for one hour to clean and improve as much as possible


Lorain Better Block

Started in 2018 it’s a temporary demonstration of what the best block in the City of Lorain could look like. See you on May 18th, Saturday!

Image of Lorain Better Block

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Lorain Proud

#LorainProudAs the weather warms this week, we all get a little restless. So get up and leave some footprints with us. These two April trips have seats available.
(check www.footprinttours.net for all our 2019 trips).

👣 Tuesday, April 2, Springtime in the Garden, Cleveland Botanical Gardens. We’ll have lunch at Pinstripes and have time to shop at the new Pinecrest. $88 p/p*

👣 Monday, April 8, Majestic Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, MI. We’ll tour this beautiful mansion once home to Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto magnate John Dodge and lunch will be included. Our next stop is Morley Candy Makers, featuring Sanders Fine Chocolates and a final stop at Pewabic Pottery founded in 1903, well-known for the unusual iridescent glaze. $109 p/p*

* includes admission, tour, lunch, transportation, an escort
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Citizens don’t join Lorain Proud, they are Lorain Proud!

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