MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB) — Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service project, inviting the community to join them in revitalizing Wynn Street Park.
The group worked to remove old playground equipment and wielded wire brushes on rusted paint across the park, among other projects for the day.
Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Carmen Smith said damage from Hurricane Michael and years of wear put the park in poor condition, but with sweat and dedication from volunteers, the park could continue serving the community’s needs.
Smith emphasized the Day of Service also pays tribute to Dr. King’s legacy, and volunteers echoed her sentiments.
“Giving back today, it’s something that he gave up for us,” said volunteer Meghan Mason. “Just being able to give back, just a little bit, it’s a piece of [my kids’] memory and their sweat, they’ll be able to come back and say we helped fix this up for future generations.”
Smith said the park’s makeover would be complete with new playground equipment, fresh coats of paint and safer playing space for children in approximately a month’s time.
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