Students from North Atlanta High School came by to help us with this month’s work session:
On October 29th, volunteers from the Bennett Thrasher accounting firm spent the day at Jennie Drake Park. Volunteers built bridges, walking paths, removed debris, and planted native plants. Thanks to Park Pride for organizing the event, all of the volunteers from Bennett Thrasher who participated in the work day, and Jeff Killingsworth from Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm . Special thanks to Atlanta City Council Member Felicia Moore who connected Bennett Thrasher with Jennie Drake Park.
On a very cool Saturday morning, we planted Pansies, red and yellow Mums and Rhododendrons. The plants were part of a Grant from the City of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit I. Volunteers also mulched and cleaned up the Park
Come and join us for the October work session at Jennie Drake Park!
The work session is this Saturday, October 17th, from 9am until noon. We will be planting fall flowers in the beds and spreading our remaining mulch along Waterford Rd.
There will be a cookout at the end of the work session!
We had a scheduled work session on May 16, where we extended the mulch path close to the second bench inside the Park. We also had a mini work session on the 23rd, planting annuals given to us by the City of Atlanta Parks Department. Those participating in the work sessions were Cesar De Jesus, Michael Drake, Pauline Drake, Jim Gantner, Michael C. Howard, Dawn Jackson-Robinson, Bryan Jenkins, Leola McKinney; and our youth volunteers Malik Norman, Naggee Norman, Rahsaan Norman, and Isaac Robinson.
It was a soggy Saturday, but ten volunteers worked to clean the Park and to do clerical work in preparation for our May 3rd dedication. Those attending were Elise Bennett, Michael Drake, Pauline Drake, Jim Gantner, Terry Harrington, Bryan Jenkins, Leola McKinney, and Spellman College students Adrienne Scandrett, Cheryl Triplett, and Jonelle Green. We also had four children who volunteered along with their parents.
Fourteen courageous volunteers braved the cold morning temperatures at Jennie Drake Park on Saturday. With temperatures ten degrees below normal for this time of the year, the volunteers spread mulch on the path, as well as picking up trash, cleaning up the flower beds and blowing leaves. A ‘warm’ thank you to Pauline Drake, Joseph Mitchell, Jim Gantner, Bryan Jenkins, Lisa Watson, Ben Norman, Millicent Norman, Gerald Evans, Michael Drake, Stanley Riley, William Hornsby Jr., William Warrington, Terry Harrington, and our student volunteer, Dwight Lamb.