Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ACES Students help Darke County Parks

Prairie Ridge is shining thanks to the recent partnership with the Achievement Center for Educational Success (ACES) students and Darke County Parks. The students along with their teachers met Laura Schwieterman, Volunteer Coordinator of the Darke County Parks at Prairie Ridge and spent several hours completing much needed work at Prairie Ridge.

The students were excited to get started and quickly began removing weeds from the Bower. The Bower was built last summer by Park Volunteers and is a representation of where the Native Americans met during the warm months (instead of meeting inside the Council House) for their meetings and ceremonies. Students also gave the landscape around the front entrance of the Council House; some much needed attention. They completed their day by giving the bridge a new coat of paint for the summer.

ACES is a program ran by the Council on Rural Services which offers an alternative education program for students 9-12 to attend. Through this program they incorporate several activities and services that promote personal development along with life skills.

The Darke County Park District would like to thank each and every one of the students for their hard work and a job well done! Thank you for volunteering! If your group or organization would like to volunteer with the parks please call 937.548.0165 and ask to speak with Laura.

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