KS_fourthKeystone Job Corps Center’s Facilities Maintenance students aided Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat in preparing a park for the city’s annual Independence Day celebration.

Mayor Cusat decided to move the city’s Independence Day Celebration from Downtown to a location where more onlookers could enjoy the spectacle. The site chosen was a park on the south side of the city, which is seldom used with the exception of a BMX track and dog park. Mayor Cusat requested assistance from Keystone to help prepare the park for the event and, as always, students stepped up to the challenge.

The students partnered with the City’s Department of Public Works crews to cut grass, trim plants and generally clean up the area. The park turned out great and presented a wonderful spot to enjoy the fireworks, which were displayed from a nearby hill.

Facilities Maintenance student Adrian Murrell said of the experience, “It is good to assist the city in giving the people of the area a nice place to watch the fireworks. Hundreds of people are going to be here it is awesome that we had a part of the event. The city staff was great to work with too.”