Luke gathered with members of his school family and neighbors for a park clean-up event on Saturday. The Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center park is used each school day by Langley Elementary students and on the weekends by a youth football league, as well as neighbors who come to enjoy the many amenities such as the basketball court, community garden, pool and playground. The popular park was showing some wear and tear, said Langley PTSA President Mona Lewandoski, and it was a great opportunity to have students at the community service-focused school pitch in.
Parents and kids alike worked hard to get the park into shape, but it wasn't all work. Dads got to know each other better as they teamed up to dig broken glass from the soil. Kids bonded as they raced to get to the next plastic bottle first.
This Earth Day, users of the Harry Thomas Sr. Rec Center park were able to enjoy a safer, more beautiful space that all our neighbors can be proud to call, "my park."
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By Dawn Madura