Those of us who live and work in West Park are abundantly blessed in so many ways.
Those blessings include two great local development corporations — Bellaire-Puritas and Kamms Corners — that guide our neighborhood growth.
Bellaire-Puritas Development Corp.
On April 13 — with an eye toward developing future generations — BPDC sponsored a Youth Job Jam at Gunning Recreation Center. More than 60 local youths gained interview skill with workshop training and practice with adult volunteers. Twelve youths also completed a resume-writing workshop.
The event enjoyed strong community support and that is the key to so many projects. About 30 community and business people volunteered their time on a Saturday, and more than 20 local employers talked to youths about opportunities to work or volunteer this summer.
Feedback from both the youths and volunteers showed the event was a win for everyone. We applaud the strong community support.
Kamms Corner Development Corp.
KCDC staff is active all year but now, they are working on some high-profile projects. Staff and volunteers are preparing for both the June 15 Hooley, and the June 16 kick-off of the popular Farmers Market.
KCDC is also helping to guide a major restoration of the key public parking lot on Albers Avenue. The project is long overdue. We will experience the smooooth pavement, when work is completed in mid-June.
Summer is a busy time for both groups. We appreciate their hard work and hope that strong community support continues, as we watch West Park grow and prosper.
Photos courtesy of Jerry Masek