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Fall Park Clean-up Day a Success

Volunteers and family at ebnch

Volunteers and family at ebnch

The Del Ray Dog Owner’s Group held its Fall Clean-up and Tree Planting Day at the Simpson Dog Park on Nov. 4. Twenty Del Ray residents and park users volunteered their time to clean-up, spruce-up, and plant a Weeping Willow in the park. Del Ray landscaping company Personal Touch Landscaping, headed by Steve Jackson, delivered the Weeping Willow and donated four hours of its time towards the effort. City maintenance staff brought in truckloads of bluestone gravel and assisted the volunteers as they worked to maintain and improve the fenced dog park. The highlight of the event was the dedication of a memorial bench in remembrance of Arthur W. Tucker, a long time dog park user who died unexpectedly in July. Members of Tucker’s family and park volunteers gathered around the new bench and read the memorial plaque affixed to it: “In memory of our good friend Arthur W. Tucker.”