Lifetime Employees Build New Hiking Trail

Ogden Service Project.jpg

Ogden Service Project.jpg

Ogden Service Project.jpg

Last Saturday, September 10, 430 of my fellow co-workers and I spent three hours constructing a brand new walking and biking trail in Ogden City, Utah for Lifetime’s 6th Annual Local Community Service Project. Each year, Lifetime employees work off the clock and donate their time with our group community service project, earning credit toward Lifetime’s bi-annual employee benefit program that gives a percentage of the company’s profits to each employee. Since Lifetime is celebrating its 25th corporate anniversary, this year we are increasing our efforts and actually undertaking four separate beautification projects on two separate days. This past Saturday’s trail building was our first project and the second project will be held this Saturday, September 17, and will include clean-up of two parks and cemetery beautification in West Point City, Utah.
 
Even though it was our first project this year, Ogden’s project was, nonetheless, an intense assignment. When I say we built a trail, I literally mean we started from scratch and made a trail. We cleared brush, pulled roots, shoveled dirt, and smoothed a path. Just look at the before, during, and after pictures of the amazing transformation that took place. To describe this task, I heard one co-worker say, “We slid all the way in and walked all the way out.” This project included digging a one mile 4-foot wide trail in a steep hillside in Ogden north of the Ogden Cemetery between Monroe and Washington Blvd.
 
It was a great experience, as always, to work together with my fellow co-workers to do something to give back and help improve our local community. It was also a true team effort and quite a site to see! It’s always amazing to see how quickly lots of hands working together can accomplish such a big project in just a few hours.
 
Our President, Richard Hendrickson, said this, “This was a difficult job from many aspects, including physical. As I worked alongside my teammates, I was once again astounded and impressed with the attitudes and willingness to dig in and work hard on behalf of others. The spirit of service is impressive and rewarding. There is now a passable trail where last week there was none. Many people will enjoy the path for years to come.”
 
Ogden City Mayor Matthew Godfrey’s statement in regards to the Ogden City trail project:
This trail connects downtown to the mountains on a dirt trail. It also connects the central city to the parkway trail at Madison Avenue through the Cemetery. This connection has been planned for several years but has never been constructed until Lifetime Products demonstrated the willingness to take the project on. Links like these are imperative to making our trail system inviting and accessible to all our residents.
 
I can’t wait to see our team tackle yet another great service project this Saturday and share the story with you next week in my next blog post. In the meantime, if you live in the Ogden area, we hope you take time to check out and enjoy this new trail!

Tonnie

Tonnie

Name: Tonnie

Position at Lifetime Products: PR/Communications Coordinator—it consists of planning fun events, talking and meeting with great people, brainstorming and executing creative ideas, etc. etc. How can I not love this job?!

How long at Lifetime Products: Since January 2010

My favorite Lifetime Products: Daylite Kayak, Ace Flyer Teeter Totter, Contoured Stacking Chair, Double Shot, Composter, 30” Personal Table, last but certainly not least the Wiggle Car

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