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Grasshopper Lawns celebrates Earth Day at BMLL

April 25. 2013 4:50PM

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Michael and Shawn Kravitski watched their children enjoy playing baseball for Back Mountain Baseball for Boys and Girls and decided to give back when they got the chance.

The owners of Grasshopper Lawns in Larksville, the Kravitski brothers, who both reside in the Back Mountain, chose to volunteer the services of their business at the Back Mountain Little League field in celebration of Earth Day.

Technicians from the 29-year-old family-owned business spent several hours on April 20 applying fertilizer, aerating and liming the field and conducting weed control.

Bill Holena, treasurer of Back Mountain Baseball for Boys and Girls, said the organization does business with Grasshopper Lawns and that every year Grasshopper Lawns chooses a project to celebrate Earth Day.

“This year, they chose the Back Mountain Little League field,” said Holena, who added the Little League organization recently spent about $90,000 to improve the field and that Grasshopper Lawn employees would help clean up from that construction project.

“Every year we volunteer at a local organization,” said Kristy Kravitski, assistant office manager at Grasshopper Lawns. “Our route manager usually makes the decision as to where we will provide community service.”

Kravitski said all employees of the organization, including 11 technicians and two office staff members, were on hand at the Back Mountain Little League field last Saturday.

- Dotty Martin

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