Rotary Clean Up Day at LaHood Park in Washington – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that came out this past Saturday!   Over 40 Rotarians braved the welcomed sunshine, while lifting heavy sod rolls, dirt, mud and debris into wheelbarrows, a dump truck and a tractor bucket.   Whether it was heavy lifting, coordinating volunteers or prepping refreshments, all hands were appreciated.  Sounds like Rotary at work!   

Future Phases:

Jim Bremner, Washington Rotarian and Washington Park District Board member, asked that I share that the cleanup day(s) will be the first of three phases that will include; ensuring the grounds are safe for park goers, constructing a permanent restroom facility that doubles as a storm shelter, as well as a final phase of a family shelter to be built.  

With design & budgetary details in the works, I will share more as information comes available.   We may also need to have additional clean-up/planting days depending on progress from contractors.   

Missing Items:

 3 spade shovels made it home with the incorrect owner(s). Please check your collection and let me know if you have an extra or two!  

Media coverage links for the clean-up  day:

 http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140517/NEWS/140519169/0/SEARCH

http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Residents-get-dirty-to-help-with-Washington-recovery–259681181.html

http://wqad.com/2014/05/17/153793/

 Yours in Rotary Service,  

Jeff Randolph

Assistant Governor, Peoria Area

Rotary International

District 6460

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