February 03, 2023

Parks and recreation board discuss fundraising efforts

Creston Parks and Recreation board members met on Tuesday to discuss fundraising efforts and city improvement plans.

Board members are still selling tickets for their Feb. 11 comedy show featuring Nathan Timmel. Located at the Creston Eagle’s Lodge, guests are welcome to arrive starting at 5 p.m. A prime rib dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the comedy show and a live auction to follow. Auction prizes include tickets to professional sporting events and the annual liquor ladder. Tickets can be bought from Parks and Recreation board members, the Creston Eagles Lodge or the Creston News Advertiser for $40.

The other annual fundraiser discussed was Party in the Park. Board members are working on contracts for the musicians and will be putting together a schedule within the next month. Musicians mentioned include Dustin Baird and Mike Walsh.

Other projects being worked on include installing concrete cornhole slabs at McKinley and Rainbow parks and the long-term goal of cleaning Lake McKinley. The DNR has approved $250,000 to be used in the engineering of the dredging of the lake. Legal papers are going through the approval process regarding this grant.

Erin Henze

Originally from Wisconsin, Erin is a recent graduate from UW-Stevens Point. Outside of writing, she loves to read and travel.