Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cargill Cotton Fixes Park Playgrounds

Photo by Mike Maple of the CA.

There's a great article in today's paper about the employees at Cargill teaming up to renovate playgrounds and three city parks. The park budget has been cut more severely than other city services, and it's beginning to show in the amount of maintenance and even just grass-cutting that the DPS is able to do with the money they get. Good for Cargill for stepping in to make a difference to city kids. Maybe some other companies with the resources and manpower can do park projects as well. I'm self employed, but if anyone works for these good citizen kind of companies, please suggest our parks as a worthy beneficiary of some volunteer resources.

Our parks and public spaces are one of the most visible ways Memphis shows how it values itself to visitors from elsewhere, including owners of companies who might be interested in moving here. If we don't value ourselves, how can we expect others to do so?

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