Roscommon Historic Model Train Club Park Landscaping Project – May 18, 2013

trainThe Roscommon County Community Foundation’s youth group, The Youth Advisory Council (YAC), is taking a leadership roll in the Roscommon Train Park landscaping project. As their 2013 Spring Community Service Project, the YAC is already organizing the details, and will be providing
“Sweat Equity” to help to beautify the park.

The YAC is also asking service groups, churches, organizations and/or businesses to “Adopt a Garden”. Each group can select an area in the park that they will sponsor, donating plants, bricks, landscaping materials and even labor. Or they can donate the funding necessary to purchase the materials – whatever it takes to complete a designated section of the park.

In addition, the YAC is coordinating volunteers for the day. Individuals, Youth Groups, Service Groups, Businesses and Organizations are encouraged to join the YAC for a day of fun and work, with a great sense of accomplishment sprinkled in.

If you would like more information about this YAC Community Service Project, please contact Mary Fry at the Roscommon County Community Foundation. She can be reached from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, at (989) 275-3112, or by e-mail at

Community Donations to Date:


Frank’s Landscaping and Interlocking Brick Co:

  • One 6’ Commercial Grade Bench
  • 110-200 sqft of Unilock Brick Pavers, Materials and Labor
  • 50 – 1 gallon Perennial plants/flowers, Materials and Labor
Glen’s of Roscommon:

  • Several Flats of Annuals
  • Water and Snacks (The day of the project)
VFW – Charles M. Engel Post 4159:

  • Sweat Equity
Higgins Lake Landscaping

  • Landscaping Schematics/Drawings of Park
  • One full pallet of Brick Pavers, Materials and Labor
Better Yards:

  • 6 –Shrubs
  • 2 yards Mulch
  • Brick Pavers
St. Michael’s Youth Ministry:

  • Sweat Equity
Bart’s Fruit Market:

  • 10 – 15 Perennial Plants
  • 20 Bags – Mulch
  • Several Bags – Top Soil
  • 10-15 Bags – Landscaping Stone
Monetary Donors

  • Greg & Sonia Lake
  • Paull & Mary Fry
  • Chase Bank (Roscommon) Employees