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Volunteers show North Bethlehem Park lots of love on I Love My Park Day

May 15, 2018

The weather could not have been better for our “I Love My Park Day” event at North Bethlehem Park on Saturday, May 5.  And our hard-working volunteers of all ages – individuals, families, Girl Scouts, Glenmont Job Corps students, a team from M&T Bank, and a network of mountain bike enthusiasts -- took full advantage of the beautiful weather.  At Bethlehem's fifth annual "I Love My Park Day" event, volunteers weeded and planted, installed a large grill, assembled an accessible picnic table, erected bluebird houses, spread wood chips on the playground, and improved the walking and mountain bike trails.  It’s amazing what can be accomplished in a few hours.Our heartfelt thanks to all who volunteered!

The Friends board is also deeply grateful to M&T Bank for being our corporate sponsor again this year and to those who provided in-kind donations -- Hewitt’s Garden Center of Glenmont for plants, Hannaford of Delmar for fruit, and Glenmont Job Corps for baking muffins.  We would also like to thank the Town of Bethlehem for providing assistance, materials, and equipment for this event.

"I Love My Park Day" is a statewide event coordinated by Parks & Trails New York. Saturday's seventh annual "I Love My Park Day" was celebrated 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” 2019!

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