Smith Park Advisory Council celebrated Earth Day at Smith Park on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Thank you to our vice president and chairwomen Ms. Nani Almendarez for coordinating the volunteers for Earth Day. This event is always supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and Friends of the Park. SPAC sponsored coffee, donuts, soft drinks and lunch for the volunteers. Many volunteers spread the new mulch, raking, and planting new flowers. We had many students who volunteered from various high schools; such as, Noble, Ogden International, Lane Tech, DePaul College Prep formerly known as (Gordon Tech), and Rauner. These students earned community service hours which goes towards their graduation requirements.
Mr. Ceasar Faycurry and family brought out their ATV which helped transported the heavy mulch while the volunteers spread it around the trees. Many families, including Lorena Ramos, Cesar Ravelo, and Joshua Ramos helped plant new flowers. Many thanks and gratitude goes out to all those who volunteered to help keep their community park clean.