September 20, 2017
The local American Legion Memorial Park was the recipient of some TLC over the weekend thanks to the Lowe’s Heroes program. Volunteers worked tirelessly on Saturday to make repairs to the pavilion and general maintenance of the playground and fences.
American Legion Post 118 is located on MO-112 and has a building as well as grounds that include the Memorial Park. In recent years, the park’s maintenance has suffered due to funding constraints. Since being selected by Lowe’s Heroes for help, it puts the Legion grounds in a much better place in terms of upkeep.
Post Commander Michele Hovland, PC COL (Ret) US Army, said, “It’s a huge help to be selected for the Heroes program. They fixed the wall inside the pavilion. They took down the rickety slide that was a huge liability and replaced the kids’ swings as well as painted the whole set.”
Members of the legion, volunteers from Lowes’ Heroes, local Cub Scouts church members and a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America showed up Saturday to help with the project.
Pictured above, Chrissy Stidam, 5, of Washburn, has a laugh as she makes a big hit during the Cassville Rotary Club’s first ever Power Wheels event at the Demolition Derby. The first year had four drivers: Stidam, Rocky Shockley, of Garfield, Ark., Copen Maloge, of Stark City, and Jackson Alen, of Wheaton.