No, they didn’t break into the vault and make off with a haul.
But on Wednesday morning a group of more than a dozen Hotel Group employees took a morning off from their Old Milltown office to get their hands dirty cleaning out the bank area surrounding the Yost Park pool.
“It’s all part of our commitment to give back to the community,” said Hotel Group president Doug Dreher. “We manage properties throughout the Seattle area, but Edmonds is our home. Our offices have been here for 30 years, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to give something back to our town.”
Parks Department horticulturalist Jesse Curran was on hand to direct the group.
“Volunteer groups like this are a tremendous help to us,” he said. “Between budget cutbacks and higher priority work, the bank area surrounding the Yost Park pool is one of those projects that kept getting put off. In addition to the usual weeds, fast-growing invasive plants like alder and big leaf maple have seeded in, and we need to get them out of there before they push out the landscape plantings.”