Our local news media provided coverage of our Memorial Day Weekend Clean-up Day. Eyewitness News, which operates Channel 25 and Channel 7 news stations, ran a clip during its Daybreak segment.
WarrickWatch, a news-alert organization that operates primarily on Facebook, also posted our press release and photos from the event on its Facebook page.
A huge thanks goes out to our volunteers and sponsors for this successful event! Find the press release and photos from the event below, and be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photos from the event.
Park gets new paint, plantings during first annual
Memorial Day Weekend Clean-up project
CHANDLER, IN – More than 30 residents came together to plant flowers, make repairs, pick up litter, and spruce up the Chandler Town Park with fresh paint this past Sunday. Volunteers also collected 30 pounds of plastic lids and caps for the Town’s recycling for benches program.
Girl Scout Troop 363, based in Chandler, served lemonade to volunteers and park visitors, and handed out bottled water. Troop leaders and parents helped other volunteers plant a flower bed at the park’s entrance and paint picnic tables.
Cubmaster John Fuquay with Pack 166, based in Chandler, helped repair several picnic tables that had missing or damaged seats and boards.
Volunteers also spruced up the basketball court with fresh paint on the goal posts and the installation of new basketball nets. Additionally, they painted the doors to the restrooms at the park.
“We were so proud of the volunteers who came out on a holiday weekend to give back to the community,” said Wendy Wary, president of 4 A Better Chandler, Inc., which organized the event. “There was even a young man who was at the park to play basketball who decided to join in the efforts; he picked up a paint brush and quickly went to work.”
Kids were invited to participate in a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, and prizes were awarded for creativity, colorfulness, and overall design.
The event was sponsored, in part, by donations from Robin’s Nest of Boonville, Contemporary Landscape Design of Chandler, and Escalade Sports of Evansville. Other improvements and supplies were paid for by the volunteers.
“It was such a huge success, we think this will become an annual Memorial Day weekend event,” said Wary. “One of our board members even suggested holding a 5K run/walk that same weekend to help raise funds for the cleanup day.”