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The Memorial & Library Association is grateful for the dedicated volunteers whose contributions help maintain the park's gardens and trees. New members are always welcome to join the Wilcox Volunteers who meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays from 9-12 beginning April 1st through early November.

The work our volunteers do gives them instant gratification. Making a corner of the park just that much more beautiful has its rewards that can be clearly seen and appreciated by everyone.

A core group of volunteers meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to perform seasonal tasks required in the flower beds. Tasks include planting, pruning, fertilizing, weeding, mulching and watering. Time spent is marked by friendly conversations. We all work to our own abilities and any contribution, big or small, is appreciated.

Other volunteer activities include planning for events, propagating plants, educating the public and plant labeling. Two veteran volunteers who have contributed greatly to the park in numerous ways often engage in “talking trash!” That is to say they talk about the location of found litter, etc… on their daily walk about.

Each individual brings something unique to the group, weather it is skill in gardening, experience in construction or just the willingness to help. Park volunteers accomplish so much for the park while at the same time enjoying a beautiful setting, getting fresh air, learning about gardening and enjoying each other’s company.

Volunteering times are flexible and a Saturday morning time slot is desired.

For more information contact Alan Peck, park manager, at 401-596-2877 ext. 334