Homewood’s Michael Mesirow takes lively chimney sweep’s role in ‘Mary Poppins’

  Keith Kapes loads a bucket
  with mulch during Park 
  Pride Day in 2015.
  file photos)

If you can spare an hour or two come out May 7 to help get the parks in Homewood and Flossmoor in shape through the Park Pride Day program.

Volunteers can work any time between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at Irwin Park at the end of the initiative.

Volunteers will help plant flowers, spread mulch, pick up garbage, pull weeds and do other tasks that help beautify the more than 30 parks in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District system.

  Jalani Jackson rakes mulch
  around a tree in Millennium
  Park during last year’s 
  Park Pride Day.

“Every volunteer is a special volunteer to us because maintaining the parks is a major job,” said Joe DeCicco, a recreation supervisor with the park district who is coordinating the effort.  “We need lots of help, from the youngest to the oldest residents.”

DeCicco said it doesn’t matter if you volunteer with an organized group or come as an individual.

The park district has captains at each park to help coordinate efforts.

For additional information, or to put your name on a volunteer list, contact DeCicco at 708-957-0300.



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