That’s what I call this group of people who I met almost 20 years ago when I became involved in a grassroots effort to save a community green space. Although we faced incredible odds, today that land is a Harris County Precinct 4 park.
Over the past 18 years, we successfully protested the land sale, formed a nonprofit 501(c)3 to raise money to help build the park, held numerous fundraisers – from a spaghetti supper to a community fun run – and met monthly for more than 15 years to work with Harris County Precinct 4, and Commissioner Jerry Eversole to plan the park, raise money for a barrier-free playground with Be An Angel and work with the Norchester Garden Club to establish a butterfly garden. It was a true labor of love.
We recently met at the park site to celebrate a commemorative plaque donated by director Martin Heemer that shares the park’s history. I’m proud to have served on the board with these dedicated citizens. Here’s a video that captures the day.