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My Town Belding: Construction date set for new skate park

My Town Belding: Construction date set for new skate park

BELDING, Mich.—The sound of construction is expected to sound in Central Riverside Park on June 9.

According to Sk8 Belding’s Facebook page, that's the tentative date for work to begin on Leppinks Skate Park.

The park is being designed and built by Evergreen Skateparks out of Portland, Oregon.  It  will replace an old roller hockey rink in Central Riverside Park.

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.

My Town Greenville: Volunteers needed to help with triathlon

My Town Greenville: Volunteers needed to help with triathlon

GREENVILLE, Mich.-- Volunteers are needed to help pull off this year's Tri-Greenville Triathlon.

The event will take place Saturday, May 31.  Organizers also need help setting up the second annual triathlon.

To sign up, call 754-8887 email grec@greenvillemi.org, or visit http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/385078372073#/form.

My Town Belding: Construction date set for new skate park

My Town Belding: Construction date set for new skate park

BELDING, Mich.—Construction crews will soon break ground on a new skate park in Belding.

According to Sk8 Belding’s Facebook page, work on Leppinks Skate Park will begin within the first half of June.  The park is being designed and built by Evergreen Skateparks out of Portland, Oregon.  

Leppinks Skate Park will replace an old roller hockey rink in Central Riverside Park.

My Town Greenville: New site selected to rebuild burned-out facility

My Town Greenville: New site selected to rebuild burned-out facility

GREENVILLE, Mich.—The Greenville Recreation Department has begun accepting construction bids to replace a storage facility destroyed in a July 4 fire.

Department Director Kris Berry says the fire at 300 E. Charles Street caused more than $60,000 in damage, reducing the storage facility and everything inside to ash. Berry says the city’s insurance company is providing approximately $44,000 to replace everything, so the department is looking to save wherever possible on the new storage facility.

The cause of last year’s fire is still undetermined, but authorities have said it was “not natural.” Berry says the new storage facility will be located in the Alan G. Davis Park, which is heavily used, deterring potential vandalism.

My Town Greenville: Gus Macker tournament to benefit young father battling cancer

My Town Greenville: Gus Macker tournament to benefit young father battling cancer

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Greenville High School is getting ready to host a Gus Macker Tournament supporting a young father battling cancer yet again.

Scott Young graduated from Grand Haven High School in 2003.  Tournament organizers say he is battling cancer for the third time, and he’s not even 30 years old.  Cancer was most recently found between his heart and lungs.  Young will be traveling to Indiana University for treatment.

Young has a 1-year-old son and young daughter, who is in first grade at Baldwin Heights Elementary.  The Greenville Schools family is encouraged to donate to the dinner and auction for Young. You can also show your support by registering for the tournament, which is March 8.  For more information, visit macker.com.

Greenville Frozen Jackets earn Polar Plunge award

Greenville Frozen Jackets earn Polar Plunge award

GREENVILLE, Mich.— Greenville Public Schools has a new trophy to add to its case.

On Saturday Feb. 8, the district took first place for most money raised by a school district during the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.  According to the Baldwin Heights Elementary Facebook page, this is the fourth consecutive year the Frozen Jackets have taken the title, thanks to community support.

It’s also the fourth year Baldwin Heights Elementary Principal Michael Walsh has taken the icy plunge himself, which you can watch on YouTube here.