Great Parks Donates Hundreds of “Parky” Stuffed Animals to Ronald McDonald House

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Todd Palmeter and Stacey DeGraffenreid pose with "Parky's Great Parks Adventure!" books at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
Todd Palmeter and Stacey DeGraffenreid pose with “Parky’s Great Parks Adventure!” books and Parky stuffed animals at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati.

Great Parks of Hamilton County brought the joy of the outdoors to children and families at the Ronald McDonald House with the donation of books and stuffed animals of Parky, the parks’ mascot.

Local children already know about Parky’s Farm, the educational farm within Winton Woods and the home of Parky. However, guests of the Ronald McDonald House may be traveling for health care or simply unable to visit the parks during their stay. With this donation of hundreds of miniature Parky stuffed animals and copies of the book, “Parky’s Great Parks Adventure!”, Great Parks is helping guests escape with some fun, while learning about the beautiful natural spaces available to them. The author of “Parky’s Great Parks Adventure!” is Joel Altman, a Great Parks Ranger.

“Over the last year, we’ve learned how connecting with nature helps all of us through the difficult moments in our lives, so we hope Parky can bring smiles and joy to these children and families,” said Todd Palmeter, CEO of Great Parks.

Palmeter and Great Parks Commissioner Stacey DeGraffenreid delivered “Parky’s Great Parks Adventure!” and Parky stuffed animals to the Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday, August 10. The gathering took place at the Ronald McDonald House, 341 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.

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