Forty volunteers help seniors, parks, and cemetery

— Photo by Daniel Shillinglaw

Jack Barringer, in foreground, and Ryan Horn were among seven Voorheesville high school seniors who volunteered to tame Hilton Park in New Scotland.

To the Editor:

The New Scotland Kiwanis/Clayton A. Bouton Key Club/Town of New Scotland Volunteer Day this past Saturday, May 14, was a wonderful success!

With the help of 40 enthusiastic volunteers, we helped six seniors in our community with yard work and small repairs; planted flowers at the Feura Bush Senior Apartments; performed needed park maintenance at Hilton Park; and assisted with grounds work at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

The sun was shining, volunteers were smiling, and the individuals we assisted were grateful.

A big thank-you for our volunteers! We were joined by Boy Scouts, families, high school students, couples, volunteers who always help on Volunteer Day, and those serving for their first time. We completed every project on our list and volunteers should be proud of the work they accomplished for their community.

I’d like to thank some special people for their efforts in planning the event. Thank you to Lance Moore, Bruce Moore, and Rich and Joanne Porter for attending planning meetings, assessing projects, purchasing supplies, setting up equipment, and their assistance in running the event.

Thank you to my son, Daniel Shillinglaw, the current president of the Key Club at Clayton A. Bouton High School, for getting a record number of high school students to volunteer this year.

Thank you to Supervisor Doug LaGrange and Senior Outreach Liaison Deb Engel, and to the New Scotland Town Board, town highway department, and Voorheesville Public Works Department for providing needed facilities, equipment, staff, and support for the day.

We hope to see you at next year’s Volunteer Day!

Janna Shillinglaw


Volunteer Day

New Scotland Kiwanis

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