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CSX and City Year Team Up with Fairmont City to Improve Rose Lake Park

Friday, May 11, 2012

CSX and City Year Team Up with Fairmont City to Improve Rose Lake Park13:32 EDT Friday, May 11, 2012 (Business Wire) -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX):   What: Volunteers from CSX and City Year will team up with the Village of Fairmont City, an Illinois community east of St. Louis, Mo., to recondition and paint playground equipment, install boarders and add safety surfacing in the playground area, landscape and create and install new signage. For more information on this and other CSX service events, go to http://www.beyondourrails.org/map.   Who: CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports, distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. Through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate giving, CSX is committed to supporting the communities where it operates. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. In 23 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring and after school programs.   When: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon Saturday, May 12, 2012   Where: Rose Lake Park 2601 North 41st Street Fairmont City, Ill.   Why: Several area leaders have identified Rose Lake Park as a facility in need of improvements to make it safer and more enjoyable for children of all ages in Fairmont City and adjoining communities.   How: CSX is proud to be a National Leadership Sponsor of City Year, including the signature “Safe Kids Play Day” program. City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world, make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods throughout the United States.   CSX CorporationEric Hartsock, 443-858-4437ehartsock@exit10.com