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Washington Township Partners with OSI and OVR for Summer Park Maintenance

The Washington Township Supervisors thank OSI, Inc. for the hard work and dedication over the course of this project. 

Throughout this summer, OSI, Inc. in Chambersburg has partnered with Washington Township to provide three clients and a job coach, Mandy, to augment Township Park Staff during their busy season.  These three young men: Andrew, Issac, and J.T., are all students in Franklin County schools.   

“Washington Township’s Park and Recreation Department consists of two, very capable gentlemen, however, during the summer they are often stretched thin on maintaining the 10 public parks in the Township,” said Township Manager Vernon Ashway.  “Andrew, Issac, and J.T. were invaluable assets in assisting our parks department with maintenance and clean-up that is typically put on the backburner during this busy time of the year.”

Tasks assigned to the team from OSI included: general park maintenance, weeding, spreading of mulch, the cleaning of pavilions, painting, and the overall upkeep of public spaces.  While working for the Township, these young men were paid through state funds allocated to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation under the Department of Labor and Industry for a student work experience program called MY Work.

“These young men and their job coach worked diligently and cheerfully to complete every task assigned to them,” said Supervisor Chairman Stewart McCleaf.  “I was astonished by the work ethic exhibited by the team from OSI, and was pleased to see young people demonstrate a care and commitment in ensuring that quality work was done.”

The Township looks forward to continuing the relationship with OSI for future projects.

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