A few weeks ago, I gave a lesson on community involvement and service to my Laurels in Young Women. I was supposed to have pictures of local landmarks that were built/maintained by the community. Also, my husband and I have wanted to go to a couple of these local landmarks to take some updated family pictures. Keep in mind, we only had about half an hour to go to the landmarks, take pictures of them, and our family, before I had to rush off to work. I didn't even make it to the last one, so Doane took the kids there after I went to work.
Here is the first place we went. I think it's called the Japanese Peace Gardens. It's run by locals, and it's free to get in. They close it down during the winter, but it's really beautiful.
Here is a picture of the water fall without us in front of it.
Then we went to a new park downtown. I'm sure I will massacre the spelling of it, but it's Sinkiuse Square. It's not really community built or run, but it's still a fun spot to bring the kids in the summer, when it's really hot!
This "stage" is where they have musicians and groups perform, and on the lawn in the back they set up the Farmer's Market on Wednesdays. Doane would REALLY like to have some of those stones as decorations for our yard!
Then I rushed off to work, and Doane took the kids to the James H. Doolittle Dream Park. Now this is a really cool place! This is completely community funded and built. I think they still have more work to do, but it's looking pretty awesome right now. Back in March when they were working on this, I had signed up for a shift of helping on the build. Then later, we donated money for the fencing that goes around it. They put your name on one of the fenceposts for your donation.
Now I could go on and on, and post MANY pictures, but I'll just do a few more, and end with my favorite one, that I now have on my debit card, because it's too cute!