Beaty Park Celebration and Volunteer Workday
A large crowd of community members participated Saturday in the Beaty Park celebration and volunteer workday. The Davidson Lands Conservancy, with grant funding from the Town of Davidson, directed volunteers in more than two hours of gathering into piles dead brush that had been previously cut and left in place by the company, Native Roots of Asheville. The Davidson Board of Commissioners accepted an easement on the 19-acre plot in August, guaranteeing that it will remain park land in perpetuity.
At least two biology teachers from local schools gave their students extra credit for attending the weekend event. School children were also entertained with pumpkin painting, a gaga pit, and World of Wonder (WOW) scavenger hunt. A chainsaw artist from Rock Hill created a heron out of a standing log. There were also guided walking tours, instructions in forest bathing meditation, and light refreshments. Other corporate contributors for the event were Bartlett Tree Experts, ViZ, and Harris Teeter.
Bill Giduz was the son who followed his father’s footsteps into journalism. He has been involved his entire life with news and photography in schools he attended and jobs he’s held. He believes now that he’s got a few good years left to devote to The News of Davidson.