Aviation Campus Students Give Storyland a Makeover
A dozen Aviation students brought a little piece of childhood fantasy back to life when they restored a popular children’s vignette at Rotary Storyland and Playland in Fresno last Saturday. “They did a great job painting and restoring a wishing well, stepping stone and a bridge, planting flowers and clearing weeds from the surrounding area,” says Linda Restovich, General Manger for the famous Fresno park and family entertainment venue.
Aviation Student Council president, David Miranda put the project together and many fellow students gave up a few hours that Saturday for this community volunteer effort. “The park was in need of assistance and we at the Aviation campus were more than happy to lend our muscles and skills to benefit this long-loved park,” says Miranda. “We have a great group of guys within our student body and we are all here to make a difference within our own lives, but also within the lives of our communities,” he says.
“I have nothing but great things to say about our ASB and its leadership,” says Jack Macfarlane, Aviation Campus Director. “The Student Council officers, with David Miranda at the helm, are a continual source of inspiration to us all and are compassionate ambassadors of the Aviation Maintenance campus and SJVC.”
The students were originally assigned the task of dismantling the big Tilt-a-Whirl ride, but found out that had to be postponed for a couple of weeks. Instead they threw themselves into creating a colorful and pristine area for kids and families to throw pennies into the wishing well and bounce along the freshly cleared and painted walkways.
The whole SJVC team enjoyed spending the day together, working and having some fun along the way. “They’re really excited to go back and take apart that Tilt-a-Whirl, though,” says David. And, Linda Restovich can’t wait to have them back to do that very thing.
It was one of those community projects that hits close to home. “A lot of us have kids, so we all like for them to have a clean and fun place to go,” says David.
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