Effort part of inaugural ‘My Park Volunteer Day’
Press release from Oglebay:
WHEELING, W.Va — More than 80 volunteers and community partners from the Health Plan gathered at Oglebay and Wheeling parks for the inaugural ‘My Park Volunteer Day.’
The effort to prepare the properties for the upcoming spring and summer seasons took place from 9 a.m. to noon on April 27.
Participants assisted with projects around various areas of the parks including the Oglebay Good Zoo, Butterfly and Bistro Terrace Gardens, Wheeling Park Ice Rink and Oglebay trails. At the day’s conclusion volunteers came together for lunch in celebration of the work they had just completed. Oglebay also offered free activities and garden demonstrations for all volunteers following the work day.
Oglebay and Wheeling Park have come to be known as “your” parks in that every person who visits or makes a special memory there owns a small piece. Taking an active role in beautifying the parks and ensuring that beauty endures throughout the summer gives a whole new meaning to that sense of ownership.
Rod Haley, Oglebay executive vice president, helped develop the My Park Volunteer Day initiative and deemed the inaugural installment a huge success.
“Everyone at both Oglebay and Wheeling parks is thrilled with Saturday’s response and turnout,” Haley said. “We are so appreciative of the time and effort put forth by our volunteers and each and every one of them solidified just how much the parks mean to the local community.”