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Grants received for park renovations

June 30, 2014

Photo by Amy Cherry St. Marys Rec Board members Ken Wolfe, on far left, Sharon Brem, shown second from right, and Aaron Straub, on far right, along with St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard, shown center, accept a grant check from Bob Ordiway, shown third from left, trustee of the Palumbo Charitable Trust. Also pictured are Tina Gradizzi St. Marys Community and Economic Development Coordinator, second from left, and Don Fleming, trustee of the Palumbo Charitable Trust, third from right.

In undertaking a multi-park renovation project, the St. Marys Recreation Board has secured numerous grants from various charitable trust organizations.
"We're really happy to have the three local foundations involved in this project," Tina Gradizzi, St. Marys Community and Economic Development Coordinator said. "They all have been very supportive."
A bulk of the project entails reconstructing Memorial Park and Luhr Park basketball and tennis courts, renovating Luhr Park's restrooms for handicap accessibility as well as adding new fixtures and more and renovating Memorial Park's restrooms near Playland. Drainage and elevation issues on the courts will also be addressed.

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