Brian Rehmert, Glenn Rehmert and Lee Brumbaugh (L-R) help construct Nana's Playground along with Lowe's at Chenoweth Trails. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Lowe’s teams up with Light Foundation for Nana’s Playground

GREENVILLE – The Light Foundation teamed up with Lowe’s to create Nana’s Playground area at Chenoweth Trails to honor the late Linda Rehmert. Linda was the wife of Light Foundation’s longtime grounds and maintenance team member, Glenn Rehmert.

Linda had a love for her grandchildren and the outdoors, so to combine the two, The Light Foundation honored her with a new playscape area.

“Linda loved the outdoors,” said Brian Rehmert, Light Foundation grounds and maintenance manager. “She loved her grandchildren so we are building an area here at Chenoweth Trails in her memory.”

“Any group that comes and use Chenoweth Trails; Nana’s Playground will always be open for them,” Rehmert added.

The playscape area includes a play set donated by Lowe’s Home Improvement through their Lowe’s Heroes program and other natural playscapes designed by Glenn Rehmert. Greenville Lowe’s and Troy Lowe’s combined resources for the playscape project.

The playground project comes on the heels of the Lowe’s July support of the 40-foot covered bridge constructed on the grounds of Chenoweth Trails.

“After doing the project in July for the Hometown as well as having Matt Light become a member of our Home Team with Lowe’s it was right to continue doing work for the Light Foundation for our Lowe’s Hero’s Project,” said Lowes Greenville store manager, Tiffany Thompson, the former Tiffany Palmer and 2001 Greenville Senior High School graduate.

“It is something near and dear to the community and near and dear to us at the store. Such an honor to be able to have Matt become a Home Team member with Lowe’s and to be here in Greenville. Nobody would ever think we could be a part of something like this so we really wanted to continue on working with the Light Foundation and Matt and everybody here at Chenoweth Trails to continue paying it forward to the community.”

“It’s a proud moment to be the store manager here in town,” added Thompson. “Born and raised here, local graduate and to come back and be a part of such a huge project with a large corporation like Lowe’s is rewarding.”

“We partnered with the Troy Lowe’s as well,” Thompson noted. “We have volunteers from their store so we were able to do more for the foundation as opposed to the individual store amount. We were able to combine stores to really make an impact on our Heroes project this year.”

Greenville Lowe's store manager, Tiffany Thompson and Brian Rehmert help construct Nana's Playground. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Playscape by Lowe's constructed on the Chenoweth Trails grounds. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lowe's store manager, Tiffany Thompson helps construct playground set at Light Foundation's Chenoweth Trails. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Volunteers assemble Nana's Playground equipment at Light Foundation's Chenoweth Trails. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Nana's Playground at the Light Foundation's Chenoweth Trails - A Lowe's Heroes program project. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

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Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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