There just seems to be something wrong when a community group has to get permission from the government to repair a public facility.
Yet, that's just what has happened with regard to the basketball court at Pine Peace, the asphalt slab where you see young men (and women!) playing roundball day and night, hot or warm.
Over the years, the court's deteriorated and now a new group, Partnerships in Hope – St. John is going to do something about it. Bruce Munro is part of it; he's also president of St. John Rotary. A man keeping very busy, doing good.
At the last Rotary meeting, Munro said the Partnership "has gotten approval from the government to restore and upgrade the basketball court and play area." Permits, he said, should be in place within two weeks.
"Anyone who wants to donate funds or labor, please contact me," he added.