Another cleanup day may be needed at Chalker Park

Dennis Mansfield, Contributing Writer

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Harley Wales, Kalkaska village president, was another person to join in and help pull weeds at the Imagination Station on Saturday. The effort included as many as 18 volunteers showing up to do a variety of cleanup and maintenance duties to prep the park on Laurel Street in Kalkaska for a busy summer season. Despite the hours of work performed on June 9, organizers said another work-bee might be needed later this summer or in the early fall.


KALKASKA – Nearly a dozen, or sometimes more, hardworking volunteers gathered throughout the day Saturday, June 9 at Chalker Park on Laurel Street in downtown Kalkaska to rake, clean and plant to get the village facility in shape for another busy summer.

“We replaced the signs on the tables,” said village resident Shana North, coordinator of the annual cleanup effort at the park. “We weeded most of the broken fence area.

“It worked for the most part. There is still weeding that needs to be done.”

The fencing and a swing set were damaged in an accident last fall.

With work remaining, North said she and others are considering hosting another volunteer workbee later this summer or early fall. However, she added that the park looks better and ready for summertime visitors.

Volunteers are already gearing up for a fundraiser to help pay for upgrades at the park, including a new security system.

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