Bloomington community comes together to support shelter


The Village Square Park in Bloomington recently received a shelter, fully equipped with restrooms and electricity. Community members came together on Oct. 26 to put the roof on the facility. This provides another location in the community where events can be held. (Submitted photo)

West Grant Lions Club members, Top Notch Construction workers and community volunteers came together on Oct. 26 to put the roof on the shelter at the Village Square Park.

By Correne Martin

Small towns can come together to do some pretty amazing things. A shining example of that has taken place in Bloomington, where the West Grant Lions Club, with some help from the village board and many community members, recently completed a shelter project at the Village Square Park on the corner of Congress and 3rd Streets. The building includes restrooms, electricity and an adjoining pavilion under which community events can be held.

On Oct. 26, a small group of about 15 individuals from the club, Top Notch Construction, and other volunteers gathered to place a roof on the brand new shelter. Though some finishing work needs to be done next spring, the recent work culminated over a year and a half of engineering and fundraising for the project. Just under $24,000 has been raised toward the concept, and more money will be accepted as the park continues to blossom.

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