Beautification Around Mary McCann Park Sign

John Bulmer, a former York Township Trustee, and York Township Park Committee Alumni approached our park committee with an offer of a grant from Gleaners Life Insurance Company, headquartered in Adrian Michigan.  Gleaners Life Insurance Company offers to it’s policy holders, such as John, a $250 grant to encourage giving back to the community and support of charitable programs.

Ideas were discussed at our monthly park committee meeting and Kathy Fischer had a great idea of improving the immediate area around the Mary McCann Park sign along Warner Road.  With the park committee’s approval, she partnered with Joan Black, a Master Gardener and together decided on some Columbines, Anemones and Astilbe.

With flower list in hand, Adam Freeburn did a great job in finalizing and organizing the actual purchasing and setting a planting date of June 2, 2018.

On that Saturday morning, Kristen Schaldenbrand, Pete Swope, Adam Freeburn, John Bulmer and myself ( Paul Fairchild) tackled the job.  We had a great time and fun while working together and within in a short time frame, had everything planted.  Mulch was added, the area finalized, and the project was done.  I say, “Well done” I always enjoy working with such great people in our township and area.

Our park committee says many thanks to John Bulmer, Joan Black, Kathy Fischer and Gleaners Life Insurance Company!  Special thanks go to Kristen Schaldenbrand, Pete Swope & Adam Freeburn for their help!

Pictured are ( L to R ): Adam Freeburn, Pete Swope, Kristen Schaldenbrand, & John Bulmer

Mary McCann Park is located between Willis & Bemis Roads on Warner Road.   Mary McCann Park offers multiple trails through woods and open prairie type settings.  It is a quiet, natural park, offering visitors an escape from their daily activities.

Come, enjoy York Township’s two great parks!  Sandra Richardson and Mary McCann.

Paul Fairchild

Chair – York Township Parks & Recreation Committee

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