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Bethlehem Celebrates "I Love My Park Day" at Town Hall

May 08, 2017

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Once again, the weather cleared for “I Love My Park Day” on the first Saturday in May. Bethlehem's fourth annual "I Love My Park Day" event took place at Town Hall.   Volunteers, Town staff and the capable crew from Pettinellli & Associates installed a beautiful new red, white and blue playground. Meanwhile, outside the construction area, volunteers of all ages – including local Girl Scouts and Town Hall neighbors – weeded, raked, trimmed and planted flowers. What a difference a morning can make!

The Friends board is deeply grateful to M&T Bank for being our corporate sponsor for a fourth year and to those who provided generous in-kind donations -- Hewitt’s Garden Center (Glenmont) and Hannaford (Delmar).  We would also like to thank the Parks & Trails New York, Pettinelli & Associates, members of the Bethlehem Police Officers' Union, and the Town of Bethlehem for their guidance, hard work, materials, and equipment.  But most of all we want to thank every “I Love My Park Day” volunteer who participated. What a great group of people!

"I Love My Park Day" is a statewide event coordinated by Parks & Trails New York. Saturday's sixth annual "I Love My Park Day" was celebrated at over 125 locations throughout New York State, with volunteer efforts coordinated by local friends groups.

Please join us next year on the first Saturday in May for “I Love My Park Day” 2018!