The song made popular by "Staind" comes to mind when I write that title to this. It's been a while since I caught up with a park blog and it's overdue. My apologies. The park has been very busy and I'd love to update you and thank some people. We have a great visit from 60 people from 6 companies through the "United Way Day of Action" including Belimo, Union Savings Bank, Kimberly-Clark, Webster Bank, Branson, and The New Milford Rotary. This is the largest Day of Action ever held here in the park. It was truly a sight to see. The United Way is such an important friend to the park as they organize the manpower, and womanpower to make this sort of thing happen, So what did they do?
At the entrance to the park, they removed 4 dump trucks full of leaves and brush, cleaning our entrance to a look greater than we may have ever seen there. Yes, some got poison ivy. Did any of them complain? Not once. It falls to a topic of our recent podcast of "sweat equity." Their efforts created true beauty and they can look upon that with tremendous pride knowing they did that themselves.
Then, behind the museum, the stone walkway was repaired and a new "broken stone pathway" to the lower patio was built. The thought of the broken stones to the river was to re-use all of the stone from the broken areas. NO new stone was bought for that project. The broken stones represent the park in so many ways. Many come here as a place to find solace and peace. From a broken life or love we can follow to the river to find peace within. We are all broken in some way but together we all have beauty within. These volunteers spark fire to us all and we cannot thank each of them, or their companies, enough. God Bless. We will be in touch again soon.