The Cardington American Legion Community Park was given a makeover Thursday, July 28, when 19 volunteers spent the day painting, staining, laying mulch and completing related improvements.
The 19 volunteers were employees of the Marion Lowe’s location.
The project, Lowe’s Heroes, explained assistant store manager Mark Sargent, is part of the company’s outreach program that was initiated 10 years ago.
“Our store has focused on the Marion community but is now reaching out to the surrounding communities because we are a rural store serving those customers as well as those in Marion,’ said Sargent.
Megan Dulebohn, interior and exterior sales coordinator, said employees volunteer to carry out the projects.
Their efforts on this day resulted in a re-stained gazebo, re painted park benches, swing set and the fencing around the rest rooms, and laying of new mulch under the swings. Sixteen new picnic tables were placed in the shelter house. The company donated the materials for the new gazebo roof and the paint for the log cabin Both of these projects will be completed by local volunteers.
Dulebohn said Valspar donated the paint for these projects.
Cardington Mayor Susie Peyton said “We are so pleased that Lowe’s chose us for this project. We thank them with much appreciation.”
A news release states that “Lowe’s embraces teamwork as a core value and a key ingredient in maintaining an engaged work force. We believe that by working together we can build something better, for our company, our customers and our communities.”
Lowe’s Heroes has participated in more than 1,300 projects and Lowe’s has contributed more than $1.3 million in materials.
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