Members of the Howland High School National Honor Society spent a day recently helping to beautify Tiger Town which is a popular children's recreation attraction at the township park.
Steve Kovach, a high school teacher and Honor Society adviser, said the 20 juniors and seniors helped restain Tiger Town, which has been affected by weather and some vandalism in recent years.
Many of the high school student painted drawings in the small squares at the front entrance of Tiger Town when they and their peers were younger back in the 1990s when the area was constructed, he said.
Kovach said the restaining of the wood and repainting of some sections will help to make the area more colorful.
The park was able to fix vandalism at Tiger Town a few years ago.
Kovach said the former NHS president organized the yearly community service project at the park which has been done every year.
"This has become a tradition for the National Honor Society. The students do a fantastic job," Kovach said.
Kelli Pasini and Jamie Augustine, who are both seniors, said the NHS members work in the community at such events as the children's bike safety town held in June at Howland Springs and Howland Glen schools and at the recent "Walk for Technology" held at the middle school to assist the elementary students.
Kelli Froats, NHS president, said she and her classmates remember spending their childhood at Tiger Town.
"It's cool to be a part of improving this so children can continue enjoying Tiger Town," she said.
Her parents, Ron and Christine Froats, were among those parents who helped get Tiger Town started and constructed.
"We are helping to maintain and keep this play area for children. We were grateful that our families and the community provided this place for us," Froats said.
In addition to this project, the NHS meets in their own study hall at the school and have done work with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Warren Family Mission, recycling efforts and fundraising events at the Downs Syndrome Buddy Walk.
"We get out in the community to help where we can," Froats said.