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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Phoenixville Jaycees Need Your Help

Fellow blogger Karen Johns (http://www.karenejohns.com) wrote and asked I post an announcement that she has also added to her blog. Its in regard to last week's Dogwood Festival and the damage done to Reeves Park due to the wet weather we experienced all week. From Karen's blog

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The heavy rains during several days, including last night, left the ground in our area saturated.

The weight of Dogwood Fair rides created multiple problems during the removal of the equipment, and left numerous ruts and damage throughout Reeves Park.

I spoke briefly with Katie Ciruelos, of the Jaycees this morning and she stated the organization will work hard to restore the park.

In other rain-free years in the past, a virtual army of volunteers, Jaycees and others, would gather at one end of the park and walk to the other collecting debris and fixing any problems, leaving the park in pristine condition. The current situation is daunting.

Every year the good people of Jaycees work hard to provide this much enjoyed, week-long entertainment for Phoenixville. The proceeds from the months of work benefit our community in many different areas.

Perhaps this year is the year community volunteers can help our Jaycee organization.

If you have some available time, and the driving spirit to volunteer, please approach any Jaycee and ask what you can do to help.

It's time we help the Jaycees.
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For more information, including email addresses for more information, can be found at the Phoenixville Jaycees website. You can also contact Katie Ciruelos at kaciruelos@yahoo.com

1 comment:

Solofloyd said...

The Jaycees, the carnies, and/or both should be responsible for restoring the park. Sadly, it appears that the damage done this year was worse than expected and the Jaycees are asking for our help. I have posted about this on the Phoenixville Environmental Volunteerism Blog - http://phoenixvilleenvironmentalvolunteer.blogspot.com/2008/05/reeves-park-damage-phoenixville-jaycees.html

I emailed Katie, the president of the Jaycess, to inquire about holding a volunteer work day in the park to help clean up the mess. Unfortunately, I haven't heard back from Katie or gotten any comments on the blog.

If the people in this town are content to destroy the nicest park for a carnival then perhaps they should be willing to help clean up the mess?