To say the first Friends of Tucker Rec Center workday held in coordination with the Tucker Parks & Recreation department was a rousing success is an understatement. Not only did the citizens of Tucker turn out in droves, we accomplished way more than we ever dreamed possible today. The Friends of Tucker Rec and members of the City staff were absolutely thrilled by the sheer volume of volunteers that choose Tucker Rec as their day of service project in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one expected we would need more than 24 roller covers or 20 brushes but we did. No one expected us to go through our initial purchase of 8 gallons of paint in just one hour but we did. No one expected us to go through an additional 8 gallons of paint and complete the painting of an entire additional wing of the building but we did.

We owe a tremendous amount of thanks to our new Tucker Parks & Recreation staff and leaders that prepped and primed the areas to be painted in just their first week on the job. We’d like to offer our gratitude to CH2M for their continued support of our community with their generous donation of supplies and refreshments for our workday and we’d be remiss if we did not also thank Tucker City Council members Anne Lerner, Noelle Monferdini, Matt Robbins, and Michelle Penkava for giving so freely of their time for our project.

Most importantly, we’d like to thank all our amazing community members who turned out again in honor of the life of Dr. King. Your contributions today helped tremendously as we continue to work toward making Tucker Rec a place every citizen of Tucker will be able to enjoy for years to come. We had over 100 volunteers walk through our doors today and you blew us away with your tremendous support!