Hello everyone! Michelle from A Little Tipsy here. I am excited to be a part of Stephanie’s Summer of Service! My kids are small, my oldest is 3 1/2, so I feel like it is the perfect time to start teaching him about the importance of service.
We had a great opportunity this past weekend to help clean up and revitalize a campground that we will be the place of our family’s 4th of July reunion. My grandfather and his siblings purchased a beautiful area in northern Utah we lovingly call “Shady Acres” so his descendants could have a place to gather throughout the years. During the winter, it is buried in snow and inaccessible due to an entrance involving a 35 ft descent on a tiny dirt road. We usually come in the spring to find something like this…
Trees fallen on fire pits, paths washed out from the creek flooding, and extreme overgrowth. It doesn’t seem like much of a place to gather until a few helpful hands from grandparents to grandkids get to work clipping, stomping, hauling and burning.
Then you see this…
Fabulous! Seeing the result of your hard work and enjoying hot dogs and s’mores from the rescued fire pits is a great reward for a little elbow grease! And it is always so nice to see the extended family able to enjoy the work during our reunion.
Our annual clean up has taught us a valuable lesson of not only taking care of things we are blessed with, but always leaving areas we use better than we found them. Even a visit to the park usually involves picking up some litter and wiping down a table or two.
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