Volunteers and donations are helping to spruce up skateparks in Heavener and Poteau.
Two-State Sod Farm in Spiro donated sod for the Nashoba Skatepark in Heavener and Central National Bank donated bottled water to help keep the volunteers hydrated.
"Two State donated sod for the Skatepark Off Broadway in Poteau, too. We really appreciate them partnering with us to help our area youth," said Nashoba Youth Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Fabian.
Brock Hardin, student pastor at Heavener First Baptist Church, and several members of the FBC youth group helped lay sod at the Nashoba Skatepark on Wednesday morning. The following are from Heavener FBC: Marcus McGee, Nathan Binns, Levi Chuculate, Drew Brock, DK Lynch, Gunnar Mangrum, and Ashton Wright.
Others who helped were Fabian, Nashoba Vice Chairperson Donna Deaton, Larissa Deaton, Logan Deaton, Heavener City Manager Mike Kennerson and Heavener city employees Mark Taylor, Chuck Smallword and Jimmy Tolleson.
Nashoba Youth Foundation is a nonprofit organization which has raised funds to help build the Skatepark Off Broadway in Poteau and the Nashoba Skatepark in Heavener. If you would like to help NYF fund additional safe, alternative activities for area youth, contact Fabian at (918) 839-6306 or with PayPal on the NYF website, www.nashobayouthfoundation.com/donate .