Members of the community have been working hard for the past several months making improvements at the park on U.S. 231 south and hope to continue improvements into 2008.
Civic League President Angela Ladd told the BannerGraphic the goal is to have the Picnic for the Patch become an annual event.
The Oct. 20 event kicked off early with a "Paces for the Patch" walking contest, held at the Cloverdale Middle School track.
The walk-a-thon was followed by a Ride for the Slid, which was a motorcycle ride to raise funds to purchase playground equipment for the town park.
Adding a festive mood to the day was a performance by "Bits and Pieces," complemented by a hog roast and meal. Ladd said Norv Gottula purchased and prepared the hog and members of the local Boy Scouts group, led by Bob Hostetter and families, helped serve food and run the event.
A highlight of the day was a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony held at the new soccer fields at the park. Civic League members joined members of the Jack E. Davis family in dedicating the field in his memory.
Also, the winners of the walk-a-thon, employees and families of The Emerging Butterfly (a local business), were recognized. Ladd said there is a new walking path planned to open in the fall of 2008 and that it will be named after "The Emerging Buttery" team.