United Way needs volunteers to install Wonder Walk

United Way Year of Caring committee members are asking the public to join them on Thursday, Oct. 15, to spend an hour or two helping install a Wonder Walk trail in Sandy Springs Park.

The Wonder Walk trail is an engaging path of interactive activities that helps parents promote language and pre-literacy skills, motor skills, physical activity and school readiness in their young children.

The signs were designed by early childhood professionals, and each one focuses on a key developmental area or important skill such as literacy, physical activity, cause and effect, conservation, observation and comparison.

Volunteers will be out at the park from 9 a.m. to noon, mulching, installing signs on posts, painting stencils and generally cleaning up the area.

“But we need your help,” committee member Regina Jennings said. “Since we received a last-minute grant to put this project together very recently, we don’t have many volunteers lined up to assist with this installation.”

Jennings is asking the public and businesses to help, encouraging area businesses to send one employee to work for one to two hours.

“If each of company would send only one employee to work for an hour or two that day, we would have this trail installed in no time,” Jennings said.

Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to contact Regina Jennings or Jessica Wallace at United Way.

For information, contact Jessica Wallace at jwallace@unitedwayblount.org or call 865-982-2251.

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