Volunteers joined hands to beautify twp. park

Replanting flower beds was one of the tasks undertaken by volunteers.

Replanting flower beds was one of the tasks undertaken by volunteers.

FLINT TWP. — Temperatures were a bit on the chilly side last Saturday morning but a group of 50 volunteers soon warmed up to the annual task of beautifying the township park on Norko Drive. The 8th annual Join Hands Day brought together a diverse group of all ages including the Faith Missionary Church Youth Group; 4-H Country Clovers, members of the township Parks and Recreation Committee, GLEANERS-Greater Flint Area Arbor, and other nature lovers. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller was also on hand getting her hands dirty in the work of re-sodding and mulching flower beds. The group planted flowering apple trees, put down mulch and wood chips, weeded out invasive plant species and replanted flower beds with annuals and perennials under the guidance of a Michigan State Master Gardener.

The clean-up is supported by Keep Genesee County Beautiful and organized each year by the GLEANERS, a fraternal group. Township residents still are being sought to help with other Parks and Recreation Committee beautification projects. Ideas for future projects also are welcomed. For more information, contact Flint Township offices at 810-732-1350.

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