The latest in our series highlighting the residents, businesspeople and others who participate in the Adopt an Island program. These volunteers contribute their time and talents to transform traffic circles, triangles, squares and corner crescents across the City into attractive and welcoming public spaces.
This week we travel to the Back Central neighborhood and visit with Chris and Diane Geggis who have enthusiastically adopted Father Grillo Park, keeping it clean, trimming its shrubs and enhancing the park’s raised beds.
“We enjoy being a part of the Back Central community,” says Chris, “and want to set a good example of stewardship.”
“By volunteering to keep up Father Grillo Park,” adds Diane, “we believe our neighborhood is a little bit nicer. It improves the quality of life for our community. And in return, our quality of life is improved.”
“There are no easy solutions to making a neighborhood look well cared for, but it is easy to care about our neighborhood,” says Chris. “We would also like to thank Dan and his family for helping us to keep the park clean.”
The Geggis’ pride and enthusiasm in their neighborhood and their city is evident in their work and words. “There’s a lot to like about Lowell!” says Diane.