Homerville, Ga. Facility Makes Positive Community Impact with Park Revitalization Project

Michelle MachenOur Stories, Small Packaging

What started as a community park cleanup day in September 2021 for “Hands-on Homerville” transformed into a 6-month park revitalization effort led by our employees in Homerville, Georgia. Together with other local partners, the Homerville team has dedicated countless hours revitalizing the George M. Dame Memorial Park and Macy-Brance Memorial playground.

During the “Hands-on Homerville” event, Mauser Packaging Solutions employee volunteers were partnered with the Cinch County Junior Beta Club and tasked with one day of clean-up work at the park. As the team worked, an idea immerged to take on the park as a broader community service project for the Homerville facility.

Initial revitalization of the park began with the addition of a chained link fence around the playground area and the addition of a new swing set, picnic table, and bouncy bee for the playground. Numerous other individuals and companies in the community joined Mauser Packaging Solutions in this project and donated time, equipment, and supplies to rebuild bridges, pressure wash and repaint the playground, re-mulch, update signs and install new BBQ grills. The addition of a new handwashing station is still pending for the park. There is still more work to do before the revitalization is complete but the progress that has been made so far is tremendous.

On March 15, the Homerville facility received the “Sunshine Award” for community service from the Clinch County Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the time and effort invested in restoring the park. The following morning a ribbon cutting was held to officially re-open the revitalized park.
Beyond making the park and playground into a safe and fun place for the community, this project shows the impact of a community coming together around common purpose. At Mauser Packaging Solutions, we are proud to be woven into the fabric of many of our communities. Thank you to the Homerville team for adopting this project and being a catalyst for change and collaboration.