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ONE:PROJECT PARKS Volunteers Lend Help to Park
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Around 70 volunteers participated in the ONE PROJECT: Project Parks Saturday in Simpson Park. Much was accomplished according to Parks Director Josh Norris. Volunteers painted and stained shelter houses, painted walking bridges, placed new benches throughout the park and spread playground mulch. "We want to thank all those that took time out of their Saturday to help complete some of these much needed projects," Norris said. "We also want to thank the Ministerial Alliance as well as the Chillicothe Park Board for helping promote this community work day and to Boy Scout Pack 120 for cooking lunch."

The ONE Project is an annual event which has taken place within the community's school buildings in years past. This year's project was at Simpson Park. Norris stated that he hoped the ONE Project: Project Parks will become an annual community work day and include other parks in the future. He stated that any individual or group who would like to volunteer time within the Chillicothe parks system should contact the parks and recreation department at 660 646 4424.

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The Chillicothe Parks Department and Chillicothe Park Board, along with the Chillicothe Ministerial Alliance, will embark upon the ONE PROJECT: Project Parks. This event will be a community-wide work day that will take place in Chillicothe's Simpson Park on Saturday, June 3. Some of the possible work projects at Simpson include: painting, power washing, staining, mulching, picking up leaves and sticks and sealing in bathrooms. This is a great way for people to participate in a project that benefits the whole community. Start time will be 8 a.m. and will conclude with a hot dog lunch put on by the Ministerial Alliance at noon. Individuals may sign up at their local church. Those who are interested in participating may contact their local pastor or call the Chillicothe parks office at (660) 646-4424. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the park at 8 a.m. and gather at the Rotary Shelter House in the center of the park, near the tennis courts.

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