birdhouse.jpg2016 was a great year for Shelby park and the Friends of Shelby.  We're proud that our members, through their donations, the Hot Chicken Festival and the Cornelia Fort Pickin' Party series supported a number of improvements throughout the year.  Using some of the proceeds from last year's Pickin' Parties, we were able to install a freeze-proof water fountain at the Air Park.  We've helped install a bike repair station at the playground near the Farmer's Market and we've worked with Scout Troop 3 to fund an Eagle Scout project that repaired or replaced 16 bird houses through the Park.   
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We've helped our amazing Nature Center staff attend conferences and further their education.  We're excited to help them create an activity book that will soon be available through the Nature Center! 

We loved seeing these projects come to fruition this year, and look forward to being able to continue to make improvements, draw awareness and support to Shelby Park and the Metro Park system.  As always, its your support through membership donations and fundraising events that makes this possible.  


 See you in the Park!  


 

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Thanks to everyone that came out to the 2016 Pickin' Parties!

We're excited to be part of such a great community and are already looking forward to next year!