KSLU team gives TLC to Hammond's Clark Park
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Steven Canatella, left, and Juan Gonzales, both Southeastern students and workers with KSLU 90.9 FM radio station paint one of the tables in Hammond’s Clark Park. Staff and students affiliated with the station took a day to clean up and paint portions of the park before the holidays with plans to return in the spring to complete the job.
HAMMOND – Challenged by General Manager Todd Delaney to give back to the community during the holidays, the staff at Southeastern Louisiana University’s KSLU 90.9 FM radio station ventured to Hammond’s Clark Park to give it a little facelift.
“We really didn’t know where to start,” said Chad Pierce, who handles underwriting and development for the north shore’s only public radio station. “I sought out Terry Lynn Smith with the Hammond Downtown Development District who told me that Clark Park could use a little TLC. We then partnered with the City of Hammond, which supplied us with everything we needed for the project.”
The staff assembled a team of six student volunteers who came armed with clean up equipment and supplies, sandpaper and paint to give the park a minor sprucing up before the holidays. The plan is to return in the spring semester for a second phase of painting.
“I’m very proud, especially of our students, who spent some of their free time during the holiday break to give something back to the community,” said Delaney. “It says a lot about the character of these young people.”