2019-06-19 ssl--allsaintscleanup

A group of All Saints Episcopal students helps clean up near the softball fields and concessions area.

A group of about 25 students from All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas, and four adults, including some from Power of Partial Improvements, helped clean up Case Community Park June 11.

Brian Hunter and Joe Alchami founded Power of Partial Improvement in 2016 to help clean up shorelines, including along the Arkansas River.

All Saints Episcopal School Chaplain and Theology teacher Kevin Wittmayer said he and the students were already planning to help clean up shoreline in the area as part of their yearly summer mission trip when they found out about the opportunity to help in the park.

“We’re doing different (projects) all week,” Wittmayer said. “We enjoy doing it.”

The students helped clean out the concessions stands, restroom building, splash pad area and fences in the softball field area in Case Community Park.

He said he went to Oral Roberts University and the university’s provided them rooms to stay in while they’re in the Tulsa area.

Hunter said he’s often used the ramp in Case Community Park and was happy to help with the cleanup effort.

“We talked to (Joe Medlin of the Sand Springs Parks Department) and they’ve been gracious letting us use their golf carts (and more),” he said.

Rachel Snyder 918-581-8315

rachel.snyder@sandspringsleader.com