Over 40 REALTORS®, affiliate, and staff members, along with family members, of the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (GMAR), the premier board of REALTORS® for Southeast Michigan, joined together to begin the restoration process of REALTORS® Park in Royal Oak, located at Main & Sunnybrook, this past Saturday, May 21. Starting at 8 in the morning, the group removed trash, debris, dead and overgrown vegetation, made minor repairs to equipment, and put a fresh coat of paint on the equipment.
James Cristbrook, a Member of the GMAR Member Engagement Committee who planned the event, said that “this is just the first phase of the restoration process. Next, we’ll upgrade the playground equipment and then begin soliciting organizations to ‘adopt’ the park - meaning they’ll take over maintenance of the park.” The event was made possible by grants from the National Association of REALTORS®, Michigan REALTORS®, and GMAR. First American Title provided breakfast, and Shain Park REALTORS® provided lunch for the volunteers.
GMAR President Debbie Z said, “we love the communities we serve, and you can expect to see more of our REALTORS® going above and beyond through this sort of activity.”
See the pictures of our happy, hard-working volunteers at www.facebook.com/GMARonline.