(WKTV) - A playground at a day care in Utica is getting a new look, thanks to the Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation Corporation and Lowe's Home Improvement.
About 20 Lowe's employees were working at 1115 West St. on Tuesday, getting the playground and exterior of the building ready for an open-house event happening Thursday. Lowe's Heroes is a way for employees at the store to get back to the community.
"We like to do projects in the communities we serve," said Michael Bick, Lowe's manager. "We definitely wanted to do something in the City of Utica this year, so we reached out to some of the nonprofits and city hall, and this one had some immediacy to it, because the Mid-Utica Neighborhood Preservation has an open house coming up this week."
Lowe's Heroes volunteered on more than 1,300 projects and contributed more than $1.3 million to support those projects nationwide.