Written by Phil Cerroni
Young Men’s Service League Coppell and their moms pledge to help rebuild park
By Sissy Courtney
The Young Men’s Service League Coppell and their moms recently donated $2,500 to help rebuild Kid Country Community Playground, a $500,000 project. Their donation will sponsor the twisty slide.
“Oct. 2 – 7 is when the major part of the volunteers will come out and help us build the entire playground,” said Ed Guignon, co-chairman of the project. “We hope to have thousands of volunteers out here.”
The boys and their mothers will be among the volunteers. Their group has pledged over 115 service hours to the rebuilding of the park.
“I spent a lot of time coming over here playing on those swing sets and the slides,” Remy Cunov said. “It’s just great memories. It feels great to think that someday when other kids come here, I had a part in this. Others might not remember, but I will, and that’s all that matters.”
The group also provides service hours to the Stew Pot, The Bridge, and Coppell Community Gardens.
“Not only will it give our sons hearts for service, but hopefully, they will grow up to be men like Mr. Guignon who has spent a year and a half of his time giving back to the community and organizing this huge project that our community will appreciate and get to play on for another 15 or 20 years,” said Jean Liese, co-president of the league. “These kids grew up playing at Kid Country, and this is a classic example of paying it forward, and that’s what we want them to understand at an early age.”