Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26 was the MU Greek Service Day, and the City of Columbia benefited from the time and hard work of these MU students! A group of nearly 20 helped in Chapel Hill Road by adding landscaping to three beds located just west of Scott Boulevard while another 200+ worked with Public Works to pick up litter in the Hinkson Creek. Thanks, MU students, for a great day! You made a difference!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Did you enjoy the 32nd annual Heritage Festival? If you did, you were one of thousands of residents and visitors who enjoyed the beautiful fall weather at this event held Sept. 19 & 20 at Nifong Park. Assisting Parks & Rec staff with this event was more than 75 volunteers who helped primarily in the children's activity area. Above are a few photos of the volunteers helping kids and their families and having fun! Thanks, volunteers - you helped make the Heritage Festival a success!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Many thanks to the more than 20 volunteers who helped with games and activities for kids at the "Creative Kids" Family Fun Fest on Sept. 16 at Flat Branch Park. Volunteers helped with face painting, with Box City, with the magnetic poetry wall, with the Public Works Recyclebration Area as well as many other craft activities for kids and their families. Thanks, volunteers, for making memories for hundreds of kids and their families!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Twenty-five local high school students in Jr. Leadership Columbia picked up trash in Flat Branch Creek on Monday night, Sept. 14 as part of their session on volunteering. The group learned about all the great reasons and ways to volunteer, including comments from Leigh Britt, City Volunteer Coordinator, and Michael Heimos, City Stormwater Outreach Coordinator. In just over 30 minutes, this group picked up several bags of trash from the stream along Flat Branch Park. Thanks, Jr. Leadership Columbia!
TreeKeeper volunteers gathered at the Parks & Rec tree nursery near Cosmo Park on Saturday morning, Sept. 12 to help deer proof the trees. They installed wire fencing around several trees, applied Irish Spring soap and deer repellent. They also removed honeysuckle from a large area near the park. Thanks, TreeKeepers, for your hard work!!