More than 90 people showed up for Earth Day at Hairston Park April 21. We worked happily under brilliant blue skies. Volunteers cleared a six-foot-wide path from the parking lot to the north edge of the park near Elam Road and back around to the playground. Others aired out the shrubbery next to the sidewalk, volunteers picked up litter, and children painted cement barricades.
Thanks to John Ahern at Park Pride for guiding us through the project. Many staff and volunteers came from Park Pride, and we appreciate you all. Thanks to Gwendolyn Stegall and the Friends captains: Larry Cole, Jarvis Walker, Jonathan Stegall, and Keith Williams. And thanks to Antioch AME Church, Wells Fargo, Home Depot, and Invesco for sending volunteers.
District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw and District 7 Commissioner Gregory Adams opened the day’s event with gratitude and inspirational pep talks.
The community made a tremendous difference in Hairston Park. Look at the before and after pictures:
Visit and see for yourself. We’ll have other fun projects at the park, so please join us. Write to FriendsofHairstonPark@gmail.com to be on the mailing list.