June 9 will see members of the Henryetta FFA working at Nichols Park.
The effort is being funded through a couple of grants the one-year-old chapter received in recent weeks. Chapter advisor Cody Dawson said a $1200 Living to Serve grant came from the FFA national organization and another grant was awarded from the Great American Cleanup.
“We had the option to do a $400 to $1,200 grant or another one for $3,000 and we decided to take the $1,200,” Dawson said. “We wanted to do a project that would affect the most people and we decided to work at Nichols Park.”
The chapter and any other volunteers that want to participate will be meeting at the north entry to the park at 6:30 a.m. June 9. They will be picking up trash and large limbs. “We will also try to get people to help trim the small trees and put in flower beds at the park entry gate and entrance to the rodeo grounds,” Dawson said.
“We want to get done by 1 or 2 in the afternoon before the afternoon heat gets brutal.”