Community Contributions 2009

National Volunteer Month - April 2009

Centerville Rotary Club and St. Charles Cub Scout Pack 813In 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 represented."

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

United Way

Ann & David Wennberg
Centerville Rotary Club
Centerville United Soccer Association
Deborah Wolterman

Nature Nook
Penbrooke Garden Club

Oak Grove Park
ISC Storm Soccer Club
Wayne Ransom

Centerville-Washington Foundation
George Greenleaf

Grant Funding 2009

Montgomery County Solid Waste District
NatureWorks, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
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 footbridge.

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 Yeck Park.

Penny Bentley, Troop 1646
Built bird feeders for use in the parks.

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