Midtown extends a HUGE thank-you to JobCorps and to Midtown Board member Jorja J for her help in supervising this chilly outdoor clean up project!
Wet weather and muddy conditions did not stop volunteers from JobCorps in phase one of a multi-phase weed-pulling/refuse pick-up project at Houseman Field’s playground. JobCorp youth and their supervisor Alonzo pushed through the uncomfortable weather conditions to improve the physical appearance of the playground as well as the area immediately surrounding the playground.
Volunteers walked around the perimeter of the entire site, from Fountain, down Houseman, up Lyon and back toward Fountain on Diamond…picking up bags of trash which the City of Grand Rapids will be picking up from Houseman at Lyon on Monday.
So far, 6 bags worth of weeds were pulled from the playground. There are at least 12 more bags worth of weeds to go. If you would like to join in the efforts of the JobCorps volunteers by lending a hand over the next couple of weeks until the project is complete please contact Kelly Otto at firstname.lastname@example.org