“Fight the Blight” Volunteer Day at Carver Park

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Abby Smith, 12, paints a Carver Playground sign during the City's third "Fight the Blight" Volunteer Day. Blight eradication and volunteer efforts were targeted within a five-block radius of open schools, playgrounds, and high-traffic commercial corridors Saturday. The sites were George Carver Park, Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Corridor, St. Roch Playground, Union Playspot and Di Benedetto Playground. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Americorp volunteer Ryan Shanner works on building a flower box at Carver Park during the City's third "Fight the Blight" Volunteer Day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas paints benches surrounding a baseball field at Carver Park during the City's third "Fight the Blight" Volunteer Day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Theron Lewis, a teacher at Mary Bethune Elementary School and member of Mayor Landrieu's Education Task Force, paints a fence at Carver Park during the City's third "Fight the Blight" Volunteer Day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Uptown resident Omar Morales and Norman Harrell, with the Westbank Warriors Football team, shovel dirt to create third-base on the baseball field at Carver Park during the City's third "Fight the Blight" Volunteer Day. "Anything for the kids. We are always looking to help," said Harrell. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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