500 offer service cleaning community

ROSWELL, GA. — More than 500 members of the Roswell Georgia Stake offered service April 24 in Duluth, Marietta, Roswell and Alpharetta, using power equipment, painting, sorting donated clothing, raking parks and scrubbing down playground equipment.

Joined by many in their community, the group cleaned the Powers Ferry Elementary School playground in Marietta; pruned, mulched and collected garbage at the Bunten Park in Duluth; volunteered at the community center in Newtown Park and spruced up the Roswell City Park. In addition, food and furniture were donated to Norcross Ministries and schools and cleaning supplies were donated to Rainbow Village day care. At the end of the service project, some members hosted a barbecue with the Norcross Ministries.

"We appreciate our communities, our public leaders and desire to serve in some small way to express our thanks to all," said President Frederick D. Woolf of the Roswell Georgia Stake.

Larry Waddy, director of parks for Roswell City, said the work saved his city many man hours. "The Roswell City Park is used by over 5,000 people every day, as well as an elementary school and grade school. It has been a tremendous service to have so many people helping to clean up the ball fields, with fence repair and painting, trimming branches from the walking trails and improving the baseball field."

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