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Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park
Ashley Roberts Lesley Francis and Wendy Bolton
Ashley Roberts, Lesley Francis, and Wendy Bolton help put handicap access in a Henderson Park July 3. - photo by Photo provided.

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3. 

The club secured a district grant of $2,500 to help build the path in conjunction with the Bryan County Bark Park.

The path will provide handicap and stroller acces to the softball fields, urban trail system and the upcoming dog park.

It is a requirement by Bryan County and has added $20,00 to the fundraising targets of the Bryan County Bark Park.

The Rotary grant was used to fund drainage and land preparation for the path.

“Rotary is all about serving our community," Byron Atkinson, rotary club director and chair of district grant said, "our club has worked hard to qualify for this District Grant and it was great to see so many Rotarians and their families give their time on a Saturday morning to physically work at the park.” 

Wendy Bolton, President of the Bryan County Bark Park commented “Every day we are asked when the Bark Park will open.  We are working very hard to make our vision of a wonderful facility for everybody in our community to become a reality sooner rather than later. We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill with their assistance with the ADA compliant path as the land allocated by the county for the Bark Park has already required a significant investment of time and resources to clear and prepare”.

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