Members of the Richmond Hill High School Interact Club spent their morning Sept. 12 weeding and landscaping flowerbeds at the Bryan County Bark Park.
The results of their labor were enhanced by the donation of plants from local landscaper Jackie Phillips, whose and direction led to the creation of new flowerbeds.
The Interact Club is an outreach of The Richmond Hill Rotary Club, and this is the fourth work day undertaken by members benefiting the Bark Park.
“Many members of our community are very supportive and generous, and we deeply appreciate them,” said Wendy Bolton, president of the Bryan County Bark Park. “Jackie Phillips knew that we have significant construction debt and high maintenance costs and wanted to do her part to make the Bark Park more beautiful for everyone to enjoy.
“Her donation, combined with the incredible group of students who worked so hard,” continued Bolton, “means that we have an improved facility which is free for everyone to enjoy with their families — canine and human. There is no way that our non-profit organization could afford to purchase plants or pay for laborers at this stage of our development, and it is heartwarming to feel the support for the Bark Park from our community.”
The money raised supports the fundraising campaign of the Bryan County Bark Park, which is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations may be tax deductible.