Oct. 4, 2019. Graeser Park was the lucky recipient of efforts by a Wells Fargo volunteer group. Beth Good, Kim Brimley, Nestor Quarshie and Jennifer Kodet joined Robbinsdale Lions Kent Brun and Rene Buchanan to help maintain this historic 1939 Lilac Way park.
Wells Fargo is big on supporting communities, so they give their employees two days to use for community service work. September is the big community support campaign, where they encourage employees to make some kind of contribution, financially or physically, or both. They also try to do things all year round.
Why was Graeser Park chosen?
Jennifer Kodet was previously in the Robbinsdale Lions Club, so she was very familiar with efforts to maintain and restore Graeser Park, and also lives near the park. She mentioned the idea to Lion Kent Brun who then mentioned it at a Lions Club meeting. As both a Lion and a Wells Fargo employee, Beth Good joined Jennifer and Kim and Nestor to continue her efforts to save Graeser Park.
This group made a significant difference.
They cut overgrown weeds that were blocking the park’s sight line from Broadway Avenue. They weeded, cleaned and overall improved the state of the park. Now, it is ready for winter, until we all come back in the spring.
Thanks very much to Wells Fargo and this group of volunteers!
Learn more about Graeser Park, the restoration efforts, the Graeser Park Restoration and Preservation group.
Browse photos of Graeser Park.