With sweat rolling down their faces over 200 Royal Canin USA associates broke ground on the new playground and walking track, now known as Royal Canin Park, at Douthat State Park on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.
Royal Canin, a pet food company, worked throughout the day with Douthat State Park staff to complete this volunteer project and ended with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce.
The group installed a quarter mile walking track, two entrance signs, six picnic pods, four swing sets, 12 benches, mulched the area, and provided the donation to have a playground installed by Blue Ridge Outdoor Designs. With the ground breaking and ribbon cutting all in one day a lot of effort went into this huge project to be completed in just one day.
Douthat State Park was presented with a $42,000 check on Tuesday, July 20 at The Homestead from Royal Canin.
Royal Canin gathered in Hot Springs, Va. at The Homestead for their annual National Sales Meeting. With the theme “Building a Legacy” as the foundation for their meeting, the staff teamed up with Douthat State Park to accomplish just that. Royal Canin was inspired to ensure every National Sales Meeting would center around helping not only pets, but also humanity.
Douthat is located at 14239 Douthat State Park Road, Millboro, Va. 24460.
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