This is 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.
Two memorial parks flanking Ennel Street between the VFW Highway and Lakeview Avenue stand out thanks to the work of adopter John Spinney of J. T. Spinney, Inc. John and his staff have cleared overgrowth, planted flowers and trimmed trees and shrubs. A Veteran himself, John has a particular fondness for these memorial parks and feels it is not only an honor but a duty to help maintain them.
“I chose to adopt the two islands to honor local veterans who have defended our country,” says John. “As a member of the US Army myself, I know firsthand of what it takes to put the welfare of the nation before your own and I hold those who served before me so that I could live free in the highest regard.”
Like all island adopters, John sees the program as a way to contribute not only to veterans but to the city. “As a local construction company owner, it’s great to know we can use our equipment and manpower to give back to the community in some way,” he says. “My staff and I are glad to help improve Lowell.”
If you’re passing by and see John at work on these islands, let him know you appreciate his work keeping these Centralville memorials looking great.