Clean up started on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. School was canceled, and kids arrived to help from all over the Midlands. We had helpers from all the major high schools and other swim clubs. There was no rivalry, no competition – just people helping people. Over 100 folks showed up that first day, with food and water for workers, and a willingness to help that was unbelievable. The first major accomplishment? Gutting the Guard Shack and the Clubhouse. Take a look:
By the weekend, we were ready to tackle the hard courts. Covered in mud, it took dozens of volunteers two full days to clear the courts. First, the mud had to be shoveled into wheelbarrows and dumped in the woods. Then, teams worked together with hoses, pressure washers, brooms and squeegies to push the mud and water off the courts.
By Sunday night, the courts were clear, and Murraywood members could play tennis once again…a mere week after the flood!
Up Next: Cleaning the Clay Courts!