E-Edition | The Peach List | Shopper | Observer/Advocate

News and Sports from Windom, MN and surrounding areas | Windom, MN

weather sponsored by

Advanced Search
search sponsored by

The Dish
Help Wanted
Area Churches
Area Sports Schedule
Windom Schools
Social Scene
Citizen Photos
Community Calendar
Cottonwood County Sheriff

home : columns : columns July 26, 2017

3/15/2017 2:42:00 PM
A roof at Island Park
A week ago in this space, I mentioned the value of Island Park's baseball field as a marketing tool for our community.
Well, I'm sure many residents have noticed that the beautiful ballpark is gaining a new canopy over the grandstand behind home plate. It is a project that dates back to the Windom Baseball Association's discussions of ballpark improvements, around 2010.
The WBA board wanted to make the canopy part of that early project, but there were bigger needs: the new concession stand, backstop, scoreboard, maintenance shed and batting cage. We accomplished those things with the help of the Remick Foundation and terrific support from businesses, individual donations and volunteers.
I am no longer on the WBA board, but I know the group was proud of the fact that few tax dollars (beyond the school's scoreboard contribution) went into the project. Also, tax dollars are not being used to build the canopy. Hopefully, folks will keep on supporting Island Park - a phenomenal marketing tool.

ObituariesClassifiedsOpinionColumnsThe DishLegalsContact UsHelp WantedAuctionsCitizen PhotosWedding Planner
Birth, Engagement & Wedding Announcement Forms | Area Classified Ads | Current News | Life


Copyright © 2017 Citizen Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 
P.O. Box 309, Windom, MN 56101 507-831-3455


Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved