Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the volunteer hours

In commemoration of the National Day of Service on Sept. 11, members of the Kingston community gathered at the Village Green to volunteer time and resources to do some heavy-duty bush clearing. Organized by faith-based organizations in Kingston, the activity on Sept. 15 included more than 60 participants and some very good weather.

Community members Jeff Burt and Bob Smiley organized the volunteers and scoped out the work. An immense amount of work was done with the help of two machines and their operators, Eric Cleaver and Bob Whitworth, who donated their equipment usage and labor to take out several hundred feet of blackberry bushes and other invasive plant species along the northwest side of the park. Youth also assisted with clearing garbage and rubbish throughout the woods. It was a great event where neighbors could pull up their sleeves and accomplish wonderful things together.

The commissioners of the Village Green Metropolitan Park District are profoundly grateful for this generous donation of time and equipment use. It’s a fine example of the kind of across-the-generations effort that is making the Village Green flourish.

Thanks to all who participated.

Bobbie Moore
Village Green Metropolitan Park District


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