What a great feeling to be able to witness and participate in large community projects manned by willing volunteers whose only interest is to improve our great little town.
Such was the case on April 11, when a number of people helped to clean up and grade the new county-owned park property located next to Nylander’s Red & White store.
Not only was there a substantial amount of grading to be done, but the work also included the removal of a significant amount of asphalt and concrete – demolishing a detached garage, filling and carting away a large dumpster full of garbage and hauling away appliances from a vacant house on the property.
This was a fine example of county and community members working together to improve our town.
Grateful thanks go out to: Richard Kuehn of Copper Cross Vineyards for providing both his time and equipment; Clay Shannon and Thurman Mahan of Shannon Ridge Vineyards for donating heavy equipment and labor; local citizen Bill Rett who always seems to be the first to volunteer for such projects, and the county for making this project happen. Thanks go out to our new Deputy Redevelopment Director, Eric Seely, who unselfishly donated his time to coordinate the effort and for providing a substantial amount of hands-on labor.
I encourage you to drive by the property and look at what community involvement can do!