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My Town Greenville: Recreation department encourages donations in wake of fire
My Town Greenville: Recreation department encourages donations in wake of fire

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Construction is underway on a storage facility to replace the one the Greenville Recreation Department lost in a July 4 fire.

The fire at 300 E. Charles Street caused more than $60,000 in damage, reducing the storage facility and everything inside to ash. Recreation Department Director Kris Berry has said the city’s insurance company is providing approximately $44,000 to rebuild the storage facility, so the department is looking to save wherever possible.  This week, the recreation department sent a request out to the community for donations to replace materials it needs for community programs.  The complete wish list can be found here.  Donors are encouraged to call (616) 754-8887 or email grec@greenvillemi.org if you can help.

The cause of last year’s fire is still undetermined, but authorities have said it was “not natural.”  It’s not clear if fireworks or vandalism are to blame. The new storage facility will be located at the Alan G. Davis Park, which is heavily used, deterring potential vandalism.

Berry hopes to have the new facility open by June 1, in time for summer camp programs.