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LIFETIME AND CLEARFIELD CITY TEAM UP TO BEAUTIFY CITY PARK

May 30, 2006

CLEARFIELD, UTAH -- “Clearfield, How can we help?” Four words that any city would love to hear from one of the largest employers in the area.  That’s exactly what Lifetime Products, Inc., based in Clearfield’s Freeport Center, and the largest manufacturer of residential basketball equipment, polyethylene folding tables, picnic tables and chairs, asked the city of Clearfield.

“We immediately gave Lifetime a list of possible projects throughout the city – anywhere from assisting in cleaning up Fisher Park in the aftermath of the 4th of July Celebration, to helping build a concession stand at Barlow Park,” explained Tracy Heun, Clearfield’s Community Services Director.

The one project really stood out for Lifetime’s was Bicentennial Park and Amphitheatre at 650 S. 800 E. in Clearfield. On Saturday, June 3rd, from 8am – noon, 1,200 of Lifetime’s employees will converge on Bicentennial Park with rakes, weed whackers, paint brushes, shovels, paint scrapers, gloves and enthusiasm. And no employee will be left behind – even the President and CEO of Lifetime, Richard Hendrickson, will be at the park to help in the cleanup effort.

“This is such a great event for us and we are just thrilled to have found something like this within our own city of Clearfield,” said Richard Hendrickson, President of Lifetime. “I’ll be there side by side with our employees for a great project for a great city.”

The project was organized by Lifetime’s Values In Action committee, an employee-led committee that concentrates on building relationships, inspiring philanthropy, and promoting goodwill both inside and outside the company. This project will be the first of its kind for Lifetime and its employees.

Bicentennial Park, home of the city’s outdoor amphitheatre and located next to the Davis County Library – Clearfield branch, has a large hillside that needed weeding, trees and bushes that needed pruning, railing that needed to be repaired and painted, restrooms and picnic shelters needing fresh paint, re-establishing landscaping around the newly expanded stage and so on. Just enough projects to keep 1,200 employees busy on a Saturday morning!

 

Lifetime is not only donating manpower. They are also donating a large outdoor shed for which the Clearfield Parks department will use for storage.

“We really appreciate the enthusiasm and time that Lifetime’s employees are putting into this project. It will ultimately be the residents of Clearfield who will benefit from this project,” stated Heun.

For more information about this project or Clearfield City, please contact Marliss Scott or Natalee Flynn, (801) 525-2796. E-mail: mscott@clearfieldcity.org or nflynn@clearfieldcity.org.

For more information on Lifetime, or its ongoing community activities, contact Communications Manager Katie Salter at (801) 728-1599, or send an email to Katie.

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