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Due to the efforts of many community groups and individuals, the Masonic Park, located in the Northwest section of Leon next to the Leon Nature Trail, has new playground/work out equipment for youth and adults. What started as a 6th grade school project to a shared vision by the Leon Park and Rec Board, became a reality last Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, when the equipment was installed.
Many community of Leon volunteers again are captured showing their great pride and dedication in making Leon a wonderful place to live. Community members joining in with the Park and Rec Board members Maggie Lindsey, Kat Akers and Jason Dale, who assisted with installing the Masonic Park new equipment were the Class of 2020 (6th grade Masonic Park Playground Project from 2013-2014) including Maizee Lindsey, Grant Smith, Michel Evertsen, Kristin Schaff, Kolby Hewlett, Matthew Fierce and Isaac Hall, joined by family members Corey and Tonya Lindsey, Mary and Macson Lindsey, Rudy Evertsen (Central Decatur High School Principal) and Annika, Jon Pedersen, Shaun Schaff, Kirk Hewlett and Kurt Hall and Eily Hall, along with their 6th grade teacher from 2013-2014, Joni Readout.
Other community groups and individuals who contributed helping hands were the Boy Scout Troop #102 with members Clayton Dale, Clayton Smith, Nathan Fierce and Matthew Fierce, assisted by leaders Jason Dale and Kim Smith, Cody Lindsey and Breegan and Lucas Lindsey, Larry McAlpin, Bob Frey, John Dunsdon, Sara LeFleur, Tyler Davis, Reiny and Sandy Kunze, Troy Kunze and Phillip and Tori Kunze, Eric Dowler, Greg Crocker (City of Leon Administrator) and Brant, Ruthi and TJ Wagler, Mark and Rebecca Yoder and John Chaille along with the assistant Jon from the playground equipment company.
This Masonic Park Playground Equipment Project is only one way the above volunteers have made a difference for the community of Leon. There are countless ways an individual or group can become active in their community to help make Leon a place to call home. There is a rumor there is hope to have a shelter at the Masonic Park in the future. If you are willing to donate towards a shelter, please contact Maggie Lindsey at 641-446-8997.