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Residents of Cloverdale rally behind effort to renovate the town park

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pictured are members of the team known as "The Emerging Butterfly" who took part in the fundraiser walk-a-thon held during the recent Picnic for the Patch at the Cloverdale Community Park. Due to the fact that they won the contest, the Cloverdale Civic League will name a new walking path, set to open at the park in the fall of 2008, after the team.
A community spirit enveloped the Cloverdale Community Park earlier this fall when the inaugural Picnic for the Patch was put on by members of the Cloverdale Civic League.

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.

On hand for a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the soccer field at Cloverdale Community Park were (from left) Cloverdale Civic League Secretary Lori Halloran, League President Angela Ladd, Cloverdale Park Board President Ron Jones and members of the Jack E. Davis family.
For more information about the project, contact members of the Civic League or Park Board.

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Thanks fellow Clovers for all you efforts and deeds in getting this Park completed.

I am looking forward to a visit to the park this coming year. I think it would be a wonderful place to hold a family reunion. Keep up the great work you have been doing.

-- Posted by Former Clover on Tue, Nov 20, 2007, at 7:53 AM

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