Volunteers keep city parks clean again

“People are attracted to a city that has parks that are neat and clean,” remarked a Marshalltown citizen recently. Once again, community volunteers have worked to keep the city parks looking attractive. By participating in the “Adopt a Park Program” they not only picked up litter once a week, but also observed and reported such things as burned out lightbulbs, broken tree branches and graffiti. Their generosity extended from May 1 to Oct. 1, although many went beyond those time lines. In some instances not only was the trash put in a barrel, some volunteers took the bags of trash to a city Dumpster.

We are grateful for the kindness and attentiveness of all the people who helped keep the parks looking clean and welcoming. Among those we thank are: many neighborhood residents; CIRSI; Alissa Fulton, Bobcat and Little League Baseball teams; Shiela Kielly; AM, PM and Matins Kiwanis; Tom Ohlfest; Glenwood Place residents and staff; Knights of Columbus; Edith, Michael and Daniel Podhajsky; Iowa River OHV Club; Lennox Industries; Sheila Geraghty; AM and Noon Optimists Club; Assistance League; Black Tire Bike Company; Jensen Ford; and Alternative to Incarceration Program.

I trust all citizens value the investment of time, energy and concern that these volunteers had for our city parks. May they feel appreciated with a great big THANK YOU!