National Volunteer Month - April 2009
celebration of National Volunteer Month, members of the Centerville Rotary
and Cub Scouts from Pack 813 of St. Charles helped spruce up the Grant Park
Nature Nook and Rotary Memorial Evergreen Forest. These volunteers spread 20
yards of mulch over a two-hour period.
"Nine Rotarians worked with
three scouts and their parents," said Brian Kunkel, Operations Manager of
the Centerville-Washington Park District. "We love our volunteers. They
really step up to help make our parks a better place for the entire
community. It is great to see such enthusiasm and such a wide range of ages
The Centerville Community Church on State Route 48 had
two groups working the same weekend. One cleared honeysuckle at Grant Park
while the other repainted playground equipment at Iron Horse Park. Earlier
this month, a volunteer group from the Centerville United Methodist Church
on East Franklin Street helped clean up along the Iron Horse Trail.
Donations Support 2009
Ann & David Wennberg
Centerville Rotary Club
Centerville United Soccer Association
Penbrooke Garden Club
Oak Grove Park
ISC Storm Soccer Club
Grant Funding 2009
Montgomery County Solid Waste District
NatureWorks, Ohio Department of
Yeck Family Foundation
Scout Support 2009
Jay Gruner, Troop 316
Designed and installed the drawings on the
McGuffey Meadow observation deck at Bill Yeck Park. Cleared honeysuckle from
around the deck and mulched the trees.
Josh Hughes, Troop 530
Built 10 brochure boxes and built 2 benches and installed them at the
Activity Center Park.
William Irwin, Troop 516
Built and installed
4 different agility apparatus for the small dogs at Oak Grove Park.
Joseph Berling, Troop 530
Built and installed 4 benches in the grove of
oak trees at Oak Grove Park and mulched and planted flowers around a
electric box near the CUSA shelter.
David Aceto, Troop 530
Re-routed a section of the yellow trail near the overlook, cleared
honeysuckle, moved trail markers to new places and built and installed a
Nick Neff, Troop 235
Cleared honeysuckle from the
Everett House and a section of trail at Woodbourne Springs Park and
installed drainage to help with water damage.
Chas Miller, Troop 530
Built and installed 3 bird feeders and mulched and planted native
flowers at the Nature Nook at Grant Park.
James Johnson, Troop 299
Put in 2 drainage lines to help remove water from the bird blind area at
Bill Yeck Park. Planted native pine trees around the bird blind.
Devin Burke, Troop 516
Built and installed 2 benches, cleared a trail
from the shelter to the bird blind, and built and installed a foot bridge at
McGuffey Meadow in Bill Yeck Park.
Alex Caswell, Troop 116
Cleared honeysuckle 3 ft to each side, built and installed a foot bridge
with handrail, built and installed steps with handrail, and built and
installed a handrail along the brown trail by Brainard Woods Drive in Bill
Penny Bentley, Troop 1646
Built bird feeders for use in