A group of volunteers, including this helpful three-year-old child, has been beautifying the Mary Draper Ingles Cultural heritage Park.
RADFORD – Volunteers, led by Radford Beautification and Municipal Forestry Commission member Peggy Huber, have been working on improvements at the Mary Draper Ingles Cultural Heritage Park, located beside the Glencoe Mansion.
“Peggy Huber led a group of community volunteers in a project to add many plantings to the site,” said Scott Gardner, director of Glencoe Mansion and the Radford Heritage Foundation. “We want to thank everyone who came out to help. It certainly takes a village to keep our history alive, including the help of a three-year-old, showing that everyone plays a valuable part in helping us move forward.”
On her Facebook page, Huber said much has been done but there is still a lot of work to do.
“The Heritage Foundation, Radford city crew, the Beautification Commission and community volunteers are working together to plant flower beds to “frame” the Mary Draper Ingles statue near Glencoe,” she said. “We are looking for more help. Any help is appreciated.”
Anyone who would like to volunteer can contact Huber via Facebook.
Radford Mayor David Horton also gave the volunteers a shout out.
“Thank you to Peggy Huber and all the volunteers for helping make this area even lovelier,” he said.
The Mary Draper Ingles Cultural Heritage Park is located below Glencoe Mansion and includes a large bronze statue of Mary Draper Ingles, informational panels, rotating exhibits of outdoor sculptures, and a train viewing platform. The public can visit the Mary Draper Ingles Cultural Heritage Park and stop by Glencoe, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 0 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.