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Cleghorn Community Center considering park projects

Thursday, April 24, 2008

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This is the future site of the proposed basketball court in the Cleghorn City Park. The two pieces of playground equipment will be removed and replaced for this project. A possible patio will hopefully be built outside the door that is pictured above on the building. Fundraisers will be held soon to help raise funds for these projects. Photo contributed
Due to the efforts and commitments by members of the Cleghorn community, the new Community Center has been successfully in use for over a year.

In fact, bookings for the Cleghorn Community Center (CCC) are already coming in for this year's summer season. The response from those using the CCC has been very complimentary.

The CCC has already accommodated showers of all sorts, birthday parties, graduations, wedding rehearsal dinner, reunions, open houses and many other events.

The coffee room is open and in use every morning by the men's coffee group and with the ladies group gathering on Wednesday mornings, and couples on Sunday afternoon.

The building has been paid for and equipped by the efforts of the community fundraisers. The Wall of Pride contains 283 bricks, with five more being engraved at this time. Funds are now needed for park improvements.

Bids are being taken for a basketball court to be built north of the center building. This will involve the replacement of two pieces of playground equipment that will be removed to make room for the basketball court.

A small patio at the northeast corner of the building by the exit door is another project being considered. Park benches and picnic tables would fit in well where the former shelter house once stood.

Two fundraisers are currently being planned. The first is the third annual Baked Potato Bar with toppings, bars and beverages to be held on Sunday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CCC. A free will donation will be appreciated and the public is welcome.

The annual Ice Cream Day is planned for Saturday, June 14 beginning at 4 p.m. There will be games for everyone, pie and food stands, the Fire Department's supper, an auction, free ice cream, a street dance and drawings for a quilt, plus two half hogs and cash. Tickets are available from the CCC board members.

Helpers are needed for each of these events. The committee encourages residents of the county as well as the city to participate for a complete community effort. The facilities are for the use of everyone.

Sign-up sheets for workers and food donations are at the Cleghorn Post Office.



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