Dear Crozet Community,
On Saturday, April 26, a truly inspiring event took place at the Claudius Crozet Park. More than 70 volunteers participated in the 13th Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, to tackle 23 separate park projects.
As you can imagine, an event of this size and complexity required many hands to plan and carry out. There are many, many thank yous I wish to extend.
First and foremost, thank you to Shawn Johnson of Comcast and the entire Comcast team for picking our park as a Comcast Cares partner and helping us complete a huge list of projects. Many projects had been backlogged and would not have been possible without Comcast sponsorship. This help couldn’t have come at a better time for our wonderful 22-acre park.
Thank you to all of the community volunteers who selflessly provided their time and energy. You make me proud to call Crozet my home.
Thank you to the park board members who came out to “walk the talk,” showing just how wonderful our park is and that it takes REAL time and energy to keep it maintained. A special thank you to Karl Pomeroy and Phil Best for helping me plan the event over many weeks. And then, as if that wasn’t enough, both helped with many of the preparations leading up to the event. Thank you to the incredible team from Albemarle County Parks and Recreation including Matt Smith, Jim Barbour, Dan Mahon and Tim Hughes. Thank you to Drew Holzwarth for donating his time, his trailer and especially for donating the beautiful new sign now adorning the park’s front entrance. And thank you to these fine groups who were represented: the Crozet Lions Club, Peachtree League, the Charlottesville Tree Stewards, families from both CYAC and Gators swimming, and our incredible Crozet Trails Crew. Thank you to the YMCA staff, who even though they were planning a different event that day, came out to help us get things rolling.
Thank you to Yancey Mills for donating the mulch we used all around the grounds. Thank you to Blue Ridge Builders Supply for working with me to pull together a lengthy list of materials at a very reasonable price. And thanks to John Efland for allowing us to use his power washer to prep all the fencing and the concession stand prior to painting.
The park benefited from approximately 400 hours of volunteerism from the combined efforts of more than 70 volunteers; however, the community spirit we shared has immeasurable value.
Thank you to everyone for your involvement! I’ll be seeing you at the park.
Claudius Crozet Park