Thurston Woods playground rehab effort set for Saturday
News release from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton
Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton will join the Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter, TOMORROW (Saturday, May 21) for a volunteer community service project to improve the playground area at the MPS Thurston Woods Campus, 5966 N. 35th St.
The event – part of AKA’s national Restore, Refresh and Renew Project — will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Thurston Woods.
The initiative is part of Launching New Dimensions of Service: AKA 1908 Playground Mobilization and Backpack Impact Day. According to AKA, the project combines traditional programs with new concepts, all designed to improve the lives of those served by the sorority.
“I look forward to being a part of this effort, and I credit AKA for their service to the community, which includes programming to provide healthy environments for children and to improve the quality of life in underserved communities,” President Hamilton said.
On Saturday, May 21, thousands of AKA members across the nation will embark on 1,908 existing community and school playgrounds with the Restore, Refresh and Renew Project.
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