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Spring Day of Caring - 2012

The crew from FedEx and the Seabrook power plant

The United Way's Spring Day of Caring was held on Thursday, May 24th at the Park. A group of six from the maintenance and five from the chemistry departments of the nearby Seabrook Power Station came to work for the day. Two members from a local FedEx office joined these eleven.

Beginning with a 0900 tour of the boat, they were soon busy tackling items on Park Executive Director John Maier's extensive "wish list." Together, they painted the south wall of the museum, cut down the weeds and tall grass inside the basin and in front of the boat, raked up debris, trimmed bushes, pulled weeds, chopped out a tree stump, edged walkways and laid down mulch, flowers and plants in the Memorial Garden. On board Albacore, they cleaned bunk covers and replaced burned-out light bulbs. They also replaced lights in the museum building and priced merchandise. John Maier complimented the group for their efforts in knocking a big hole in his list.

After a short noontime break and fueled by famous submarine sandwiches from Moes, the group was hard at it again and wrapped up their day around 1500. Everyone went home with an Albacore coffee cup as a thank you for their day's efforts.

We are indebted to FedEx employees Michael Boyle and Bob Hall and to Jim Berg, Paul Dullea, Andreas Giotas, Sam Jaster and Diane Strand from the Seabrook Chemistry Department, and to Lee DiGioranni, Doug Halliday, Geryl Jasinski, Bill McAllister, Loren Schanck and Randy Whaley from the Maintenance department.

Cleaning up around the flag pole and walkway

The newly created bed to the left of the entrance to the Memorial garden

A fresh coat of paint on the south end of the museum building

Cleaning up debris on the hill behind the parking lot

Knocking down the weeds and tall grass along the rim of the basin

Cleaning the bird dropping off the props

Stump removal

Cleaning up along the basin top

Hedge trimming