The Kiwanis Club of Barbados South held their annual One Day event at Rock Close Park, Wildey, St. Michael last Saturday.
Each year, Kiwanis Club members across the world gather on the fourth Saturday in October to celebrate Kiwanis One Day. It is a day set for the clubs to work better in their communities.
Deanzer Roberts, President of the Kiwanis Club of Barbados South, stated that her organisation decided to improve the park grounds because it was a project they started in 2018.
“When we came to this park for Kiwanis One Day in 2018, our departed brother, Mr. Trevor Manning, who lives opposite the park, was very enthusiastic about doing something at this facility since the children come here daily.
So, today is just us sprucing up the park. After, we would have fellowship and have something to eat,” she said. Roberts explained that people from the Kiwanis Club of Barbados South (KCOBS) and Key Club International came to offer their assistance in the upliftment of the park.
“Members came out to help us execute this project. As you can see, a lot of painting has been done and we have more to do.
“We had the Lieutenant Governor for Key Club International as well as the President of The Lodge School Key Club assisting us. We did well and we intend to come back here next month.”
Head of Community Services John Proverbs said that the Kiwanis Club of Barbados South has adopted the park at Rock Close, Wildey St Michael and that they had decided that they were going to cater to the children who live in the area.
“Kiwanis Club of Barbados South has adopted the Rock Close Park in Wildey. We, as a team, have been using this time to cater to the children of this community by having this park well maintained and landscaped.
“Today, we focused on painting the slides, swings, and gazebo. We are hoping at the end of the day we will have a well-manicured park for the children to play in,” he said.
Eleven persons came out to assist with the completion of the One Day Project, the volunteers who assembled around 9 a.m. consisted of President Deanzer Roberts, Chair of Community Services John Proverbs, Assistant District Administrator Kiwanis Club of Barbados South Zelma Daisley, Distinguished President and Former Chair of Community Services Grantley Broome, Member of Kiwanis Club of Barbados South Sherlene Taylor, Past Presidents Trevor Alleyne and Cidgred Cummings, Distinguished President David Legall, Past President St. Clair Phillips, Lieutenant Governor Division III Caribbean Atlantic District Key Club International, Destini Cummings and President of The Lodge School Key Club, Janiea Marshall, who all assisted with painting the swings, slide, gazebo as well as cutting and raking the overgrown grass on the area.
Speaking to the media, Cummings said she decided to assist with the Kiwanis Club of Barbados South One Day project as she believes in serving others before herself.
“I joined Kiwanis Club of Barbados South in their One Day project because I am passionate about service and giving back to the people of Barbados,” she said.
The team completed the renovations around 4 p.m. The president thanked everyone for making the project.
“All in all, we did well, and we intend to come back here as we seek to maintain this park, ensuring that the children have a clean and safe environment where they can play.” (Write Right PR Services)