Thanks to all who volunteered to maintain Coventry playground
To the Editor:
Saturday, July 29—one of the four days of activity showcasing the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus—was well attended by volunteers who were there to clean up and make repairs to the playground. The busy volunteers were from all walks of Cleveland Heights and University Heights, and included kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and just plain concerned folks.
Starting at 9 a.m.—over coffee provided by Coventry’s Phoenix Coffee, and glazed cinnamon buns from Zoss the Swiss Baker—the "assignments" were given by Erick Kauffman and the weeding, mulching and equipment repair began. (Spreading at least 2 inches of mulch helps discourage additional weed growth and helps keep the soil moist and cool during the dry hot summer months.)
As part of the potluck lunch—in addition to the food donated by Tommy's restaurant—delicious salads and cookies were put on the lunch table for all to enjoy.
There were 20 or more large kraft paper garden waste bags by 3 p.m., the end of the work day. That is a lot of work.
So, thank you to all who volunteer their time to keep the Coventry P.E.A.C.E playground and gardens a little neater for all to enjoy. During the fall cleanup, we are talking about replacing the crocus and daffodil bulbs, to revitalize the Point Garden that is part of the gateway to Coventry Village. Your help would be greatly appreciated then—date to be announced, watch for it.