MARENGO — There was excitement in the village as elected officials and residents cut the ribbon for the Marengo Pavilion project.
County Commissioners Tom Whiston, Burgess Castle, Warren Davis and Village of Marengo Mayor Mike Baker cut the grand opening ribbon for the new Marengo Park on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
“We could not have done this project without all of the volunteers that put time, money and effort into this Park. The Village is grateful for the time Joe Clase, Plan for Land, and Ike Hickman, the County Grant Specialist, have put into the grants to make this park possible,” Baker said.
Village council members were in presence for the ribbon cutting and are excited to have the use of the new park for families to have picnics and let the children play on the new play scape.
“The Board of County Commissioners are honored to be a part of the Marengo Park. It is a great investment to the community and hope everyone enjoys the new amenities,” Commissioner Tom Whiston said.
The Morrow County Development Office applied for the funding in spring of 2016 for the funds to build the pavilion and was awarded grant funds in fall of 2016.
Hickman said, “The Marengo Park is a great example of how state and federal grants can work together to make a life improvements to a community. I cannot wait to get started with the sidewalk project coming in 2018.”