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Owl’s Head Park welcomes volunteers on It’s My Park Day

Volunteers showed their gardening skills on It’s My Park Day in Owl’s Head Park as they proved the greener the thumb, the better.

On Saturday October 24, the Owl’s Head Park Horticulture Group of the Shore Road Parks Conservancy brought volunteers — including a group of students from Fontbonne Hall Academy and one from Fort Hamilton High School — into the oasis to plant, clean, prune overgrown vegetation, mulch, water, rake and reinforce cribbing logs.

Susan Frances, community coordinator for the Horticulture Group, noted that the focus for the day was “to concentrate on sweeping up the leaves in the front of the park,” as well as “planting over 1,000 daffodil bulbs in the park.”

Going forward, Frances said that she would like to see more volunteers participate in upcoming park events. In addition, Frances and park Area Manager Dave Matthews are currently looking for performers to put on free shows — from dramatic presentations to concerts — in the park.

Frances noted that the next big event happening in the park is the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

For more info on volunteering or events in Owls Head Park, email owlsheadvolunteer@earthlink.net.

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