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A Call for Volunteers

I am reposting this below from the Queens Central blog. Please go here to comment, or to contact Steve: http://www.queenscentral.com/forums/topic.php?id=3672

It’s Time to Volunteer and Support Forest Hills

The statue of Captain Gerald MacDonald (1882-1929), a World War I soldier and former resident of Forest Hills, in MacDonald Park.

Feedback on the neglectful condition of MacDonald Park has already been forwarded to Parks and Recreation and our local elected officials. The recently renovated park, costing some $800K, still leaves much to be desired. It’s an embarrassment to Forest Hills, what with The Gardens located just 5 blocks away.
Another potential volunteer project that came to mind is a spruce-up of the small sitting park on the triangle at Queens Blvd and 67th Av.
All bollards and benches need painting and the 2 long-standing barren tree pits need trees or at least some kind of landscaping for the elderly to enjoy. Simple, yet effective.
Permission from NYC to carry out this project to be requested.

This community project would only take about 2 hours to complete.

Anyone interested? Any ideas to improve our neighborhood’s look and feel?

Why volunteer now?
Drastic city budget cuts have prompted many community groups city-wide to step in and assist in tiding over basic quality of life shortfalls.

Thanks for your support.

Steve

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