Rotarians make park shine

Cayman youngsters have a better and safer place to play thanks to Director Des Ebanks and the Community Service committee of Rotary Sunrise.

They met with the Community Policing Department to determine the needs in the community. After a tour including the parks, Rotary Sunrise set in motion reconstruction of the safety fence at Windsor Park playground.

Having used most of the budget securing the play area they persuaded Mr. Ruben Jordan, owner of Jordan Fencing, to repair the fence at Scranton Park’s Tigris Lane (off Shedden Road) free of charge.

Big Mike Of GMC Electric Ltd. made safe electrical equipment within the parks, which have been in disrepair since Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Rotarians hauled away debris, and repaired some of the Scranton Park equipment where residents of the Pines also enjoy monthly lunches.

Sunrise added colourful garbage enclosures originally fabricated for Barkers National Park to each of the parks

Seven-year-old Samantha Clarke, daughter of Rashada and John Clarke, heard about the renovations through talking to her friend Christine Sanders.

Christine is a Sunrise Rotarian and she was telling Samantha that the children’s park needed a swing set like the one Samantha has at her home.

Without further ado, Samantha gave her swing set to the park and Sunrise Rotarians dismantled and rebuilt it at Scranton.

The renovated park now looks much better and will provide a much needed facility for children in the area.

Rotary Sunrise is the newest Rotary Club in Grand Cayman with 88 members, mostly young professionals from Cayman and 15 other countries that meet at the Grand Old House for breakfast every Wednesday having fun helping in the community.