St. Peter Church group gets an early jump on ‘Make It Shine Week’

A group from St. Peter Lutheran Church poses before setting out on a cleanup detail at Memorial Park.
A group from St. Peter Lutheran Church poses before setting out on a cleanup detail at Memorial Park. Photo provided.

A group from St. Peter Lutheran Church got an early start on the city-wide "Make It Shine Week."

Friends and members of the church, equipped with garden gloves, rakes, a boat and fishing waders, visited Memorial Park on Sunday, April 14, to clean up trash around and in the park's large pond.

Participants were Ron and Marcia Brown; Justin, Shay, Dylan and Molli Miller; Janette Crider; Paul and Susan Kellam; Norman Kochensparger; Dave and Joan Kendall; Jeff Derr; Dick Winkelman; George and Judy Juergens; and Jim Hoch.

This is the second year the church has participated in the cleanup project as a group. Some members have also volunteered for park cleanup on their own.

A second group from the church, made up of the after school youth, visited the park on April 15 to clean around and in the north pond.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters has designated the week of April 29 as "Make It Shine Week" in Huntington.

Volunteers are being sought to help clean up city parks and the downtown area. To volunteer, contact the City Services Department at 356-4720 or city.services@huntington.in.us.

Complete caption: A group from St. Peter Lutheran Church, including (from left) Joan Kendall, Dave Kendall, Norman Kochensparger, Jim Hoch, Judy Juergens, Ron Brown, Shay Miller, Marcia Brown, Molli Miller, Justin Miller, Janette Crider, Jeff Derr and Susan Kellam, poses before setting out on a cleanup detail at Memorial Park.