By Doris Elmore
Rajah Park is coming along thanks to some dedicated residents who volunteer their time to make sure work is completed. Dirt has been added to even out the grounds and grass seed planted. Driving by today (Sunday) the grass is coming up well and by next spring it should look really good. Also, 3 Guys Concrete poured concrete in the handicapped parking area.
Every task that has been done at Rajah Park has improved it and gives hope to what is coming next. In the beginning the Rajah Park committee knew it was going to be a work in progress, but actually it has gone great.
It may be hard to believe, but Eugene Simpson killed the grass at the park before it could be tilled.
Another group took over loading, hauling, spreading, tilling and leveling dirt, graded roads, took down a tree and planted grass seed. This group consisted of: John Brandenburg, Dale Hammel, Howard Kamm, Gary Appleby, Ken Caraway, Rob Litwiler with United Prairie, Jamison Trucking, Village of Atwood and employees, Ed & Cody Swisher of Garrett Township, Bob Bialeschki, Trunkline Gas Company, Jim McCollum and Honn Farms.
Two more flag poles were erected at the Veterans Memorial on Sunday, October 2, by veteran volunteers.
Engraved pavers may be ordered at any time from Marsha Burgener at the Atwood-Hammond Public Library.