Volunteerism and civic pride alive and well in Weirton

To the Editor,

On Saturday, April 20, a group of parishioners from the Weirton Nazarene Church spent the day at Starvaggi Park. Pastor Brian Richardson and more than 30 volunteers raked up leaves and picked up fallen branches.

This past Saturday (April 27), more than 80 volunteers came to Starvaggi Park as part of the national Comcast Cares Day. The volunteers painted, raked leaves, cleaned up the playground and landscaped.

From a group of Weir High students mentored by teacher Donna Ferguson to Mary Hannah Finton and members of the Starvaggi Park Civic Association, the community project brought out teamwork thanks to the fine folks from Comcast. Not only did many moms and dads from the area also join in, but some brought their young children and friends along to lend a hand, showing by example what it means to be part of a community where everyone pitches in.

So many people coming together to help cleanup and beautify Starvaggi Park certainly made a difference. This volunteer effort was eye catching and definitely rewarding. You can see by everyone’s efforts the sense the personal pride people still have with a park that belongs to them.

On behalf of the Weirton Board of Parks & Recreation, we just want to say “thank you” for everyone’s time and effort. It just goes to show that we do have people both young and old — who care about the community they live in.

Terry R. Weigel

Weirton Parks Executive Director