The Wellesley Department of Public Works, which has had its plows full this winter with all the snow, now has an official fan club.
Wellesley’s de Peyster family (Julia, Nick, Toby, Rowan and Teddy) has launched a Facebook page called “Thank You Wellesley DPW” as part of a campaign to acknowledge the town workers.
“Each year our family takes on a project for Lent – from a food stamps diet to giving up our family car. This year we have decided to focus on gratitude,” writes Julia de Peyster. “Our first thought was the Wellesley DPW. We were trying to figure out a way to thank all the plow folks and DPW workers who have been clearing snow, salting and sanding so effectively. Unlike school staff, the DPW workers are harder to thank because they spend most of their time out in the field, often under rough conditions at night and in the very early mornings.”
The de Peysters plan to send the DPW workers a card (or possibly a binder or slideshow/video) that will include testimonials and families’ names.
“To participate, residents and folks who work in and around Wellesley can “like” the Facebook page. As a friend of the page, you can share a note of thanks or even your photos of Wellesley under snow. By clicking “like” we will add your name to the hard copy/online thank you card(s),” Julia de Peyster says.
Alternately, you can send a note of thanks for the DPW to [email protected] that she will add to the card.
This project is focused on thanking the workers. If you have DPW-related problems or suggestions, please use official town channels instead.
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