May 23, 2014

Citizens of the Week: Peacock Alley playground renovation volunteers

— When dedicated members of a community come together, the results of their hard work can be beautiful. A group of about 25 volunteers banded together recently to renovate the Peacock Alley playground in Varnell.

Made up of members of the Young Professionals of Northwest Georgia, members of the Varnell City Council, the Varnell mayor and other caring citizens of the town and the surrounding area, the volunteers worked tirelessly for nine hours to give the space a much-needed makeover.

“We replaced damaged boards, painted, pressure washed, trimmed trees, replaced swings, added all-new playground equipment and mulched over 15,000 square feet of the park,” said Ashlee Godfrey, a member of the Young Professionals of Northwest Georgia and the Varnell City Council.

“As a member of the City Council, I believe it’s our job to care about maintaining the facilities and resources we have,” Godfrey said. “We can now provide a healthy, safe environment where kids in the community can play and be active.”

By joining together to renovate this space, opportunities have also been created for various programs in the community.

“Now that the park has been fixed up, the Boys & Girls Club can go there during the summer while classes aren’t in session,” Godfrey said.

“Everybody did a fantastic job by coming together, donating their time and working hard,” said Godfrey. “I’m extremely proud to see the work we’ve done.”

For their time and efforts to contribute to their community, The Daily Citizen names the Peacock Alley playground renovation volunteers Citizens of the Week.

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