Home : Our Work : ReClaim McKeesport Ambassadors ’15 : Palisades Butterfly Garden Palisades Butterfly Garden Share this project Sharon Soles was inspired to make the Palisades Butterfly Garden for several reasons. Her parents met at the Palisades during McKeesport’s glory days, it also has a rich history and is located in the heart of McKeesport. With her project, she aspires to share her personal connection with the site as well as the historical significance with current residents and newcomers. Sharon created a space that local organizations can use as an outside meeting and event space. She is excited to reclaim the city that she loves and is looking forward to obtaining valuable information and connections to reclaim the city in many different ways. “We have hope. We can overcome our situation if more people would get involved.” Sharon SolesReClaim McKeesport Ambassador ABOUT ME My hometown is McKeesport, PA and I have lived there for 25 years. I worked for GNC in retail management for 14 years until I retired. I am married and have four grandchildren. I decided to get involved so that I can help reclaim the city that I love and assist community members working with vacant lots and properties. I am looking forward to obtaining valuable information and connections to reclaim the city in many different ways. For my project I am looking to work on a garden that has trees, benches, and flowers. LIST THE CAUSES/ORGANIZATIONS THAT YOU SUPPORT. President of McKeesport White Oak Kiwanis Club, Lions Club of McKeesport, Heritage Center of McKeesport, Women of Achievement, McKeesport Trail Commission, NAACP, International Village Committee. WHAT HOPES DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY IN THE NEAR FUTURE? New industry, new jobs, tearing down dilapidated structures, preservation of our neighborhoods, and making our city a more desirable destination. TELL US A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF I’m not a bad golfer. I have a lot of great friends that I’ve had since I was young. I’ve enjoyed watching my grandchildren grow up, and I love to laugh.