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PARK CLEANUP" Over 50 people volunteered their time to help cleanup Riverfront Park in Peshtigo. The cleanup was a project of Good Shepherd Church in Peshtigo. Church members along with Boy Scouts from Troop 1902 and city workers pulled weeds, swept sidewalks and added mulch to the parks flower beds and landscaped areas. Pictured are members of Good Shepherd Church, Mike Washburn, Emma Murphy, Patty Larsen, Nancy Crevier, Matt Piechota, Hannah Piechota and Rhonda McClain as they weed one of the flowerbeds. City workers were scheduled to complete the project this week, weather permitting. More photos can be found on page B-5 in todays issue.
Good Shepherd Church and Volunteers Help Cleanup Peshtigo Riverfront Park
Issue Date: September 12, 2019
Thanks to members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peshtigo and volunteers, a City of Peshtigo Park received a facelift on Sunday morning, Sept. 8. Over 50 volunteers took time off Sunday to weed, add mulch and do general cleanup of Riverfront Park, near the bridge in Peshtigo.
It was all part of the ELCA Lutheran Church's National "God's Work, Our Hand" program. Now in it's seventh year the program looks for individual community projects that need to get done. Church members believe God calls on them to serve others and the community and the cleanup is a way to serve the community and one another.
Several weeks ago, Pastor David Murphy of Good Shepherd Church, contacted Peshtigo Mayor Cathi Malke, wondering how the Good Shepherd congregation could help with a community project. During the course of the conversation, it was decided the park cleanup would really enhance the city and Pastor Murphy agreed and the project was set for Sunday.
Boy Scout Troop #1902 also assisted with the cleanup project. The troop is chartered through the Church and it is important that the troop also get involved in various service projects, Karen Murphy stated.
The City of Peshtigo provided mulch for the cleanup as well as some manpower. In addition to Mayor Malke, Debbie and Mike Sievert, Bridgett Schmidt, Mike Behnke, Jim Felker and Richard (Bucky) Swiatnicki assisted. The volunteers weren't able to get everything completed Sunday but a good portion was done. The project will be completed by city workers sometime in the next week, according to Mayor Malke, she also thanked everyone who helped in anyway make the cleanup project possible.