Thank you from Coventry P.E.A.C.E.
To the Editor:
The Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Playground and Gardens work day on May 16 was a partial success in some ways and a great success in all other ways.
The great success shown that day was the dedication of community volunteers who came to help repair the playground equipment and spruce up the beautiful gardens. Roxboro Middle School Junior National Merit Scholars helped, along with Heights High and Coventry [School] alumni. Some neighbors who happened to be out walking pitched in, as did volunteers from various organizations that now are housed in the Coventry School building. Scott Jackson of The Wood Trader organized and performed the playground equipment repair.
The partial success was the garden cleanup. It is difficult to get all the weeding and other garden tasks done in one day, despite the valiant efforts of the garden workers. Thank you all for your extraordinary efforts to keep the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Playground and Gardens looking well-tended.
Phoenix Coffee and Zoss, the Swiss Baker, provided the welcome morning starter, Tommy's Restaurant provided lunch, and all was greatly appreciated. There were snacks, fruit and lemonade to round out the fare. Thank you all so much for your continued generosity.
Now that Coventry Village’s dynamic schedule of summer activities has been published, and some of the activities will take place at the P.E.A.C.E. playground, why not bring along some garden gloves and small tools to continue the garden cleanup started by the May volunteers? Every little bit helps.
For those who are new to the area, perhaps you wonder what those initials mean: People Enhancing A Child's Environment (P.E.A.C.E.). Join us for the fall cleanup. It is fun (and a little work, too).