Andrew Harris, Gleaner Writer
Members of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) 2012-2013 Junior Council yesterday embarked on a beautification project at the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston.
The KSAC collaborated with the National Solid Waste Management Agency and Social Development Commission, to support the junior councillors in carrying out their annual local government project.
The group received $50,000 to do the project, but received more help along the way, where they fell short.
The youngsters who range in ages from 12 to 20 spent the day ploughing, digging and levelling the area before finally planting a wide variety of trees in the park.
Russell Barrett, a first-year student of the University of the West Indies, who is the outgoing junior mayor of Kingston, was excited to be leading the drive.
"Well, I am really happy that we could actually take part in this moment, and we saw the need to give the park a facelift," Barrett told The Sunday Gleaner.
"A lot of people pass through the park, and my team and I are happy that the KSAC gave us this opportunity," added Barrett.