ARLINGTON — The evening of Wednesday, June 26, marked the return of the Arlington Lions Club to Terrace Park for its annual cleanup.
Arlington Lions Club members Jim Knight, Ruth Munizza, Karen and Randy Tendering, and Maxine Jenft spent an estimated three hours on weeding and tidying up the park’s flowerbeds, as well as picking up trash and the larger tree limbs that had come down during recent rainstorms.
According to Jenft, the Arlington Lions Club had adopted Terrace Park several years ago, not long after the city of Arlington had pitched the “Adopt-A-Park” concept to its local businesses and service organizations.
“We’re there at least once a year, in the late spring or early summer, before the Fourth of July,” Jenft said. “It can be a challenge to choose a dry day, as well as to get enough people together to do the cleanup, since everyone is so busy, but it’s so rewarding to see the before-and-after of the flowerbeds. It’s a busy park that always has kids there with their parents, swinging and going on the merry-go-round.”
Jenft noted that Lions Club International gave the Arlington Lions Club a grant to fund repairs to the merry-go-round which were completed several months ago.
She also encouraged those who are taking part in Arlington’s Fourth of July festivities to check out the Arlington Lions Club’s booth in Legion Park that day, where they’ll be selling fresh apple pie with hot caramel sauce and whipped cream.
“I just want to say thank you to the Lions Club for getting Terrace Park spruced up for all its upcoming events,” said Sarah Lopez, recreation manager for the city of Arlington.