Whitney Faith Loving Memorial Playground
 
Our Church was graciously gifted playground equipment through The Well.
On February 6th, 2021, Nelson UMC members and The Well members coordinated and worked together in dismantling and putting ALL of the playground equipment and shelters on the trucks that day.
 
 It was quite a feat to move everything in one day!  
  Whitney supervised everything and smiled from above our work. 
All of the playground equipment was transported via truck to Nelson UMC; we could have used a StarTrek Transporter, “Beam it up, Scottie Clarkson”!.  
 
Bennett & Lynn Saunders, Wayne & Patricia Wright, Scott Clarkson, & Bill Perry brought their equipment & talents to The Well playground. We had four members helping from the Well, the Pastor and three others. Many others helped once the equipment arrived at Nelson UMC: Stuart Smith, Bob and Sandy Solar, John Saunders, Paul Quenneville and many more including Whitney’s mom, Jeannie Cahoon!
 
We hope all of the children enjoy the playground! We hope to find ways to minister to children who visit. Recently we offered popsicles on the playground to help cool off hard playing little ones!

Equipment partially dismantled

  
 

The bag of screws will be very important to reassemble!

  

Charlie & Rachel Brown’s son helping, his drill is at the ready!

  

Trucks in position to receive equipment

 

  

Playground Shelter Loaded

Come climb in the fire tower!

 

All paused to learn more about Whitney and the tremendous impact she had in her short life.

 

 

Bennett Saunders dismantling playground equipment

 

Patricia Wright loading the equipment

 

Slow & Easy does it!

 

Truck loaded and ready to roll to NUMC

Wayne Wright preparing to tie down the equipment on the trucks

 

Whitney’s mom helping to put the playground back together!

Scott Clarkson working his magic

 

Its a good feeling to be making progress. Bennett working quickly

 
 

More loading

 

Slides and equipment loaded

 

All volunteers represented. We appreciate all of them. The Well members helped also, Dan the Pastor and several others. Most appreciated. We made it safely to NUMC

Big blue, driven by Jay Goodwin, lifts the small pavilion into place.

A beautiful tribute to Whitney ready to be placed back on the pavilion.

Hard working guys right here!