(03/25/2013)
The Calhoun County Park Board is in need of volunteer assistance to operate and maintain the Calhoun Park.

The board invites and encourages interested individuals, families or groups to become involved with the pristine park, which needs a lot of upkeep and development assistance.

There are currently three board member slots.

"People who cannot or do not wish to be members of the committee but want to help with general activities, maintenance, planning, or particular projects or issues will be welcomed," said longtime park supporter Roger Jarvis.

Calhoun County Park continues to be an important community feature for the county.

The Park contains walking/biking trails, ball field, volley ball, historic village, picnic shelters, playgrounds, ponds, camping and the community building.

During the past year, improvements have been made to the campground area with the addition of trees that will provide shade in the future and a playground setup has been installed.

A gravel road has been completed to provide access to the popular shelter on top of the hill in front of the community building.

Plans are made to accomplish needed repairs and improvements to the community building in the spring of 2013.

Recently, the park acquired a new, small tractor which will greatly assist with mowing and trimming.

The attainment of the playground structure, the tractor and road gravel were made possible through community grants.

The Park's ponds have been improved with maintenance and landscaping, and fish-stocking is being accomplished.

The walking/bicycle trails are maintained in addition to the ball field and playground areas.

The Calhoun Historical Society continues the work to restore the seven historical buildings that make up Heritage Village, located in the park.

The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM, in the community building in the Park. The time expended by each member or volunteer is dependent on that individual.

"Any amount of input or assistance will be accepted and appreciated," said Jarvis. The public is invited to attend the board's monthly meetings.

Call Roger Jarvis (354-6398 or 532-3004) for more information.

See CALHOUN PARK IS PRISTINE TREASURE


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