Volunteers Make a Difference at John Howell Park

The VHCA would like to thank Park Pride and MSL Group for providing 20+ volunteers who spent last Friday morning sprucing up parts of John Howell Park.

These awesome volunteers mulched around the plants along Virginia Ave., sanded a bench near the Phoenix Flies statue in the middle of park and pitched in to help complete an erosion control project between the eastern and central sections of the park. The volunteers – who work for Midtown PR firm MSL Group and were coordinated by Park Pride – went the extra mile in helping improve VaHi’s largest park and we really appreciate their time and efforts.

Thanks again to Park Pride, PP’s volunteer manager John Ahern and the generous, hard-working team from MSL Group!

Scroll down for some photos of the group hard at work last Friday morning.

Volunteers get their assignments and initial instructions from Park Pride's John Ahern.
Volunteers get their assignments and initial instructions from Park Pride’s John Ahern.
The VHCA's Jack White provides instruction on the fine art of bench sanding while David Brandenberger talks erosions control with volunteers.
The VHCA’s Jack White provides instruction on the fine art of bench sanding while David Brendengerger talks erosion control with volunteers.

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We love mulching!!
We love mulching!!
We love sanding benches!!
We love sanding benches!!

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Working on the goat path...
Working on the goat path…
Jack White supervising construction of the non-stairway that will eventually bear his name. Well, not really...
Jack White supervising construction of the non-stairway that will eventually bear his name. Well, not really…
Thanks for the help, MSL Group!
Thanks for the help, MSL Group!
What was once a goat path is now an erosion control zone!
What was once a goat path is now an erosion control zone!

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That bench is looking fine!!
That bench is looking fine!!
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Anyone else love John Howell Park??
Mulching along Virginia Ave.
Mulching along Virginia Ave.

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The bench after staining.
The bench after staining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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