The effects of the storms that tore through the area two weeks ago, are still being felt in Ottawa, and its affecting the safety of children. With trees and branches littering Ottawa Memorial Park, kids are forced to maneuver around the debris in order to play on the equipment.
Jay Selgo, Ottawa-Glandorf's newest high school principal, was out with his family Saturday morning, helping to clean the park that his kids will play in for years to come. Helping the community he hopes to call his own, Selgo's volunteer efforts help to strengthen not only his relationship to the community, but as an employee, he hopes to strengthen the school's relationship as well.
With a handful of people coming out to help, Village Council President Tim Macke says the efforts of volunteers helps the village immensely, factoring in the other repairs the village is already facing.
The park is still covered with larger branches and downed limbs, but Saturday's efforts serve as a starting point for making the park safer for the children that use it. Park managers say it's going to take awhile to get the park back to the same condition it was before the storm, and adds, volunteers are always welcome to come out and help.