By Portia Williams
Mound Park was refreshed on Saturday by The Knights of Columbus, who visited the park with volunteers to clean up trash and debris, and to make minor repairs. David Timmerman, a member of The Knights of Columbus, said they want to help make the park a clean and safe environment for children to play in.
“I have been spraying leaves, and grass and things, trying to make a safe environment for the children to play in. I live out in Lucasville, Ohio, and last year I served as the Grand Knight, which is president, in other words,” Timmerman said. “I just lost that title this month, and Howard Robinson is our new Grand Knight, and he was here this morning with several others cleaning up, and doing repairs. We are just doing this out of the good of our hearts for the community, and for our children, so that they have a safe environment.”
The Knights of Columbus will also install new swings at Mound Park.
“The facility here is getting some age on it, and there is a lot of vandalism going on, so we have been doing some repairs to the wood, and the swings, he said. “In fact, we have some new swings that we are going to hang up this afternoon, so we are just doing this as part of our community service.”
According to Timmerman, The Knights of Columbus also provides scholarships to local students, as well as assistance to members of their organization in the community.
“We do scholarships, mostly for Notre Dame High School, and if people are in need, especially our brother Knights, our churches, our priests, our families, we are there to assist,” he said. “We have fundraisers, such as the pancake breakfasts that we host to raise money. We are just a group of good Christian men that are trying to help out. We try to do this every two weeks, where we come here to help out.”
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