Bangor, Maine – In what has become an annual tradition to celebrate National Hospital Week and kick off summer, EMMC employees are once again coming together to clean up and beautify Bangor’s Chapin Park. This year’s Chapin Park Cleanup Day is scheduled for Friday, May 16 with a rain date of Friday, May 23.
“Chapin Park is right in our neighborhood,” says Randy Hussey, CHFM, CFPS, Fire Protection and Life Safety Officer. “The park is a great community resource, and we want to have it looking as good as possible.”
Employees will pick up trash, spread mulch, and plant flowers at the park, which is heavily used throughout the summer and is the location for the annual Chapin Park Block Party, a tradition that has brought together local businesses and community members since 1994.
“We enjoy the opportunity to give back each year,” adds Hussey. “EMMC is always seeking opportunities to be a good community partner, and this event is one way for our employees to make a difference. It will be great to spend some time outside after what has been one of the longest winters I can remember.”
National Hospital Week, which was first recognized in 1921 in Chicago, is being celebrated on the week of May 11. This year, the celebration is focused on the compassion, innovation, and dedication at the center of hospitals.