Austin Southwest Rotary held a workday at the Will Hampton Library in Southwest Austin in March. In the past, the Club put in a trailhead, prepared a Learning Tree area for outdoor classes and maintains a gazebo at the Library built by a club member, Ross Baldwin. These projects were initiated as the Club’s Centennial project when Rotary International celebrated its 100th anniversary sixteen years ago.
The current hands-on project involved planting 20 small trees, preparing flower beds and planting plants, assisting the City of Austin crew who maintains the library grounds. The project culminated with lunch in the gazebo after the planting was finished.
The Will Hampton Library is named after a member of the Austin Southwest Rotary Club who was tragically murdered in a home invasion in South Austin several years ago. The Austin SW Rotary Club and many friends lobbied the Austin City Council to name this library after Will Hampton who was an outstanding South Austin citizen.