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How many Packers does it take to build a playground?

Posted by Aaron Popkey on May 16, 2013 – 3:01 pm

130516-tailgate-tour-playground-600Lincoln Park was the site of another stop in Monroe, as the Tailgate Tour members put on their work clothes to help install a new playground.

The work on the green and gold playground structure, which was donated by the Packers, began a couple days ago and would be finished up by the tailgate crew with the help of Monroe parks and city staff, as well as community volunteers.

No matter the players’ position on the field (skill or line), they proved to be adept with tools and direction. That didn’t preclude a few comments about where or how they were put to work.

“Hey, they’ve got power tools over there,” complained Frank Winters. “We’ve got these hand tools here. What gives?”

RB Alex Green and CB Jarrett Bush help assemble a playground

RB Alex Green and CB Jarrett Bush help assemble a playground at Lincoln Park. – VIEW PHOTOS

Later, when asked by a volunteer at the park what his best skill was , Winters had finally discovered it.

“Supervising,” he deadpanned.

The new playground is greatly appreciated, according to Paul Klinzing, Monroe’s parks supervisor.

“This is a heavily used park and it provides a huge upgrade,” he said. “It’s great the Packers not only donated this, but then to come help install it is outstanding. Our community is going to enjoy this for the next 20 to 30 years.”

After finishing up the install in couple hours, the crew enjoyed a picnic lunch and posed for pictures with the other workers before heading toward Dubuque, Iowa, for tonight’s party.


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