Oak Park was abuzz with workers Wednesday, as more 60 employees from electric cooperatives across North?Dakota descended upon the flood-damaged park to help restore power.
In a true collaborative effort, workers spent the day on a variety of projects, including replacing electrical pedestals, rewiring a maintenance building, one set of bathrooms, six picnic shelters and one band shell. It was quite the sight to see.
Some workers drove from three or four hours away, and one visiting employee postponed a few days of vacation to take part in?Wednesday's marathon work session. We certainly weren't surprised by the large response to a request for help, but it's always reassuring when things happen that way.
The Minot Park District certainly appreciated the help, as it continues the long, slow and expensive recovery process from last year's devastating flood. Wednesday's work will go a long way toward getting Oak Park back to some level of normalcy. Everyone involved should proud of their work.