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Volunteers clean up Comeford Park


Christopher Andersson

Jeremy Wagner, owner of Vital General Contracting and Rehab, helps out during the Keller Williams RED Day on May 12 by pressure washing parts of Comeford Park in Marysville.

Comeford Park received aesthetic improvements in anticipation of the summer season as local employees from Keller Williams Realty in Marysville gave back as part of their RED Day on May 12.

RED Day, which stands for "renew, energize and donate," is a national day in which the national real estate business sets out on a local project to help improve the community.

"We are doing a community project, so every year on the second Thursday of May all of the Keller Williams across the world shut down for a day and go out and do something for our community," said Tifiniy Sanford,

This year the local Keller Williams office talked with the city about some of their biggest needs and chose to help out the downtown Comeford Park before the summer hits and the park is filled with local families.

"Today we're helping out with the park because the splash park opens up in two weeks," said Sanford.

"We're just getting it ready for the community to come out and use it this summer," she said.

The Marysville Spray Park will official open on May 28 this year.

Employees of Keller Williams helped get everything ready by weeding the area, planting new flowers and pressure washing the areas.

Employees of the local real estate office like giving back to the community they work in.

Christopher Andersson

Keller Williams Realty employees Derek Hyndes, left, and Michael Jefferson clean some debris from Comeford Park during the company's annual RED Day on May 12.

"It's always great to give back in the community you work in. I grew up with parks and I take my daughter to them, so why not give back?" said Keller Williams employee Derek Hyndes.

Sanford said it was good to spend time with the other employees in a way that doesn't involve the business as well.

"Most of the times we're just out in the community working, so getting to be part of the community and serving the area where we're from is a real feel-good project every year," she said.

They also liked helping improve the park.

"The park looked great when we showed up, but it looks even better now," said Keller Williams employee Michael Jefferson.

Sanford said the park is a great family location in the downtown area of Marysville.

"It's a great place for everybody," she said. "It's a great place for picnics and for everybody. The central location for everybody to hang out, so it being clean and ready to use is a big thing for our community."


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