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Duffey Park completed

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LORI WARDEN, stands with a shovel as members of the Placerville Kiwanis gather in Duffy Park in Placerville for a day of service to the community. The Placerville Kiwanis Club, its Key Clubs, Builders Club and Aktion Club joined nearly 600,000 volunteers around the world to provide a day of hands on service to the local community Saturday April 6. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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From page A1 | April 12, 2013 |

Saturday, April 6, George F. Duffey Park was the site of a huge community collaboration as members of the Placerville Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis Key Club, Kiwanis Aktion Club, Kiwanis Builders Club, members of Placerville City Council, city staff and neighbors of the park banded together to ready it for opening.

After more than 20 years in the making, the newest city park was planted, weeded and landscaped, all in one day.

“We had about 50-60 folks who planted 15 trees and 60 plants,” said Community Services Director Steve Youel. “Dennis Look Landscaping was there, Western Sign installed the signs, and Charlie Wigglesworth made the best hot dogs in the world.”

Newly installed signage recognizes the Placerville Kiwanis club for its donation of $30,000 of  brand-new playground equipment.

City staff worked with the playground installer to place the equipment prior to the big work day and Councilwoman Trisha Wilkins claimed that her two youngsters were the first to use it when the park was completed.

Mayor Wendy Mattson commended neighbors near the park for their patience with the noise and many parked cars. “Some of them even came down to help.”

George F.Duffey Park, located at Arizona and Pleasant streets in Placerville was named in honor of the longtime owner of the Placerville News Co. on Main Street. His family continues to own and operate the business. Building the park was a condition of the Cottonwood Subdivision Project on Clay Street.

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