September 17 Update:
Just like the Postal Department’s saying “Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night”
the members of the Mack Park Neighborhood Association and the inmates from the Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center came through with the installation of the playground at Mack Park this weekend.
We thank all who participated either with their volunteering of time or their donation of food to feed the workers.
Before the equipment was assembled and installed, the site was prepared.
The ground is dug to accommodate the soon-to-be installed equpiment.
Volunteers organize the parts and pieces they'll need, indoors.
(L to R) Joe furnari (Superintendent, Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center), Doug Bollen (Director, Parks & Recreation), and Paul Prevey (Ward 6 Councilor) take a breather near the new playground sign.
Volunteers wearing trash bag raincoats work in the rain.
(L to R) Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll checks out the new playground sign, with Joe furnari (Superintendent, Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center) and Doug Bollen (Director, Parks & Recreation).
Volunteers assemble equipment in the rain.
Volunteers enjoy a delicious lunch donated by the community.
Mack Park's new playground is complete, with equipment installed and signage placed. Thank you to all who participated and/or donated.
On Saturday and Sunday September 12 and 13th, the newly purchased playground equipment at Mack Park will be assembled.
Volunteers are needed to help put the equipment together and as well, volunteers to help us with supplying food to feed them.
Work on the playground will start around 8am, and any additional equipment brought will be a help (ratchets 3/8″, battery drills, tape measure, levels, hammer, 6 or 8′ ladder, wheel
barrows and iron rakes to spread surfacing).
If you think you will be available to help, or need further information please contact Rose Mary at Rosemary444@verizon.net or Beverlie at email@example.com.
Thanks for your continued support,