In a little more than two hours, the group had all the work done, showing that many many hands really do make light work! When the work was completed, the group gathered at the Westwinds shelter for food and fellowship and a visit from Councilman Jerry Wade. This was a fantastic example of a neighborhood that got involved and made a difference! Thanks to the TreeKeepers the more than a dozen residents who came out to help.
After leaving Westwinds Park, I went to Nifong Park to visit the volunteers at the Heritage Festival. It was a beautiful day so the volunteers in the children's area were busy!! They were doing all kinds of things - making rope from yarn, creating mushrooms and pumpkins out of newpaper, and finding arrowheads in the sand and keeping them as necklaces. It took more than 75 volunteers to help with the Heritage Festival. Thanks to each of them who helped create a special memory for children and families.