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Mormon Kids Spruce Up Tunxis Mead

More than 100 youth, leaders recently volunteered time at the park.

While some Farmington residents questioned whether the on Route 4 beginning this fall would benefit the town through community service typical of other religions, representatives for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answered yes.

The proof is now visible at one of Farmington's most popular destinations - , where more than 100 LDS kids and youth leaders recently spent the weekend cleaning and painting to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Church's welfare program.

"We strive to keep the commandments of God and reach out to help others. Latter-day Saints have participated in annual service projects on this scale in the Hartford area for many years," said the Hartford Stake President Wayne Taylor in a press release. 

"Service to others is a large part of our faith and is a blessing in the lives those who serve as well as those who are served. We teach our youth to dedicate their time and talents to love and serve God and neighbors. This prepares them for a lifetime of service in their chosen vocation, in their communities and in the Church," Taylor said.

The volunteers donated about 500 hours at Tunxis Mead.

Greg Tomb July 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I was at Tunis mead on Saturday and didn't see kids doing anything but playing baseball. Maybe they took the picture and left early. For me the bigger issue is the design and scale of the proposed temple. It's own right obnoxious.
Robert J. Saget July 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Well, if "Greg Tomb" didn't see it happen then it definitely DID NOT happen. Sorry, everybody...False alarm...These kids didn't really spruce up Tunxis Mead. Thanks for clearing that up "Greg Tomb". They really has us going...
Sas July 13, 2012 at 09:50 AM
So is Rivers Edge Plaza, in Unionville. obnoxious, unsafe and inconvenient but it is what it is. So Greg, what constitutes obnoxious to you???? Maybe you meant ostentatious!
Eastsider July 13, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Well I was at Tunxis Mead and I saw it happen. I thought it was awesome, as far as I could tell it was a lot of high school age kids going to town with paint etc. I had no idea it was the LDS folks and frankly it doesn't matter who they were other than to give credit where credit is due.. You whiners ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Welcome to Farmington and don't mind the crankies, we don't pay attention to them either.
Sas July 13, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Two Thumbs Up Eastsider!

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