September 24, 2020

Dart helps another refurbish another GT park

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Left to right: Melvin Welcome, Ivan Mcfield, Dorline Welcome, Lynn Smith-Moore, and Romeo Welcome

Dart Group joined with community leaders in the Washington Boulevard area of George Town for the refurbishment of the Neils Godfrey’s Park, the third park to be enhanced this year.

A family fun day celebrated the park’s completion on Saturday, with free hamburgers, chips, drinks and ice-creams for all the kids who came along.

There was also face painting, and a clown who was showing the kids how to make balloon animals and face painting. Over to one side of the park kids were aiming at a target- trying to dunk one of their friends into a tank of water. Rudolf Ross- better known as “Mr. Blemo,” was playing an assortment of reggae favorites and children’s songs, as some of the kids danced or whirled hoola hoop round their waist. Some of the kids were drawing designs on their own T-shirts.

There were lime-and-spoon races (like egg and spoon races) and there were sack races too, with tickets to Hollywood Theatres as prizes.

Even the adults didn’t go home empty handed. Dart was giving out plants they could grow in their gardens, making the whole neighbourhood that bit prettier.

The park certainly looked much better.

Communications Manager with Dart Lynn Smith-Moore said, “We’ve fixed up the basketball court, and put in brand new play equipment including swings and slides. Also, we donated 10 trees to Rotary Sunrise about a year ago, and they came here one morning and planted them. Dart had also provided a brand new Cabana.

Dorline Welcome, a resident of the Washington Boulevard area and also Community Relations Officer with Child and Welfare Services helped Dart, by introducing them to key players in the Washington Boulevard community.

Ms. Welcome was very pleased with all the new improvements to the park, including a new wall that made the park a safer place to bring kids, as it would mean they weren’t so likely to run out into the road. She praised Dart, along with all the service clubs, who had helped improve the park.

But she would still like to see more. “What we would really like if possible is a little community centre on the other side of the road which we could use for our afterschool programme, ‘SET for Life.’ (SET stands for Socialization, Education, and Training. We could also use it for other things like our Seniors’ Computer Club, and community meetings,” she added.

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