COAL TOWNSHIP - Coal Township Street Department workers, along with workers from the Community Release Program of State Correctional Institution - Coal Township, recently remulched each of Coal Township's six playgrounds for the spring and summer seasons to provide a safer and more aesthetically pleasing play environment for the community's youth.

Approximately 130 cubic yards of mulch with a retail price of $3,400 was donated for this worthwhile purpose by TimberEnd Inc., which is owned and operated by Ken Deitrick. Deitrick is also the owner of Disposal Management Services (DMS) and PA Waste Transfer LLC., which purchased the wood and donated it to TimberEnd to make into playground mulch.

Coal Township commissioners said during the past 10 years or so, Deitrick has donated enough mulch and Dumpsters for the beautification of playgrounds and community to reach a retail value of approximately $20,000 to $25,000.

The board extends its sincere appreciation for Deitrick's donations and "cannot thank him enough for his generosity year after year," commissioners said.