From left, Junie and Casey Gerrish, of Gerrish Bros., donate their time in making stone steps for the Ives Park Play Space, behind the Clarkson Inn, downtown Potsdam on Thursday. The backhoe they used was donated by Evans and White Hardware. Rose Rivezzi, an organizer of the project, said, "This is one more 'step' toward finishing the playground. We are hoping it will be done by the end of October." A slide, monkey bars, railings, and mulch have yet to be added before it is ready for use. North Country Now photo by Cheryl Shumway.