Frost Manor

Frost Manor the recipient of a random act of kindness

Volunteer group stops by home to spruce up garden area

The area surrounding Frost Manor’s garden is looking better than ever, thanks to a local volunteer group’s hard work on June 7.

LOL: Love on Lindsay is a community beautification initiative in Lindsay that involves volunteers taking time to perform painting, gardening and landscaping chores around town.

The group is part of a church network that performed a variety of beautification projects that day. The group’s goal is to make Lindsay a more visually beautiful city.

When Vic Gayed, associate pastor at Fairview Baptist Church and LOL board member, offered the group’s services to Frost Manor, life enrichment co-ordinator Vi O’Leary gladly accepted.

“They wanted to know if we could use some help with the gardens — and of course, we can always use some help with the gardens,” O’Leary says.

Gayed describes LOL’s objectives.

“It’s the community coming together to give back to help out,” he says, adding more than 100 people volunteered that day on 16 beautification projects. Each person signed up for the projects that interested them.

“A lot of what we did to was to help nonprofits,” Gayed adds. “We provided the volunteers and the organizations provided the materials (such as tools and paint).”

During the group’s time at Frost Manor the home’s gazebo was stained and yard work was done. There were even children pulling weeds between concrete cracks near the patio.

At first four people turned up at Frost Manor. When it was obvious that more people would be needed, a call was put out and before long there were 18 people helping out.

O’Leary commends the group for its hard work, adding the efforts have made a difference.

“They all did a fantastic job,” she says.

Click here to learn more about LOL.

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