Over 40 volunteers spent most of the day helping the Tamaqua North and Middle Ward Playground Association cleanup and rake their playground on Sunday, Nov. 22. Some of the many volunteers that helped with the cleanup were Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA troop No 1211, Tamaqua Middle School students, Tamaqua Middle School National Honor Society students, Lionesses, community neighbors, local youth, and many others. The playground association also provided food and refreshments to all the volunteers. Volunteer Kevin Steigerwalt made four trips with the Tamaqua borough dump truck to the borough's compost pile to dispose of all the leaves. North and Middle Ward Playground Association President Kim Snyder was surprised and very appreciative for the amount of support provided by the community. Anyone wanting to help or join the North and Middle Ward Playground Association is encouraged to call Kim at (570) 668-1171. Volunteer helpers, from left, are Tiffany Cramer, 14; Jessica Brobst, 11; Gabriella Geronimo, 9; father Marcello Geronimo; and Rachael Paisley, 13.