PARK DONATION … The construction of phase one of the new playground at Walz Park in Edon is currently underway thanks to multiple partners including the Edon Area Foundation! Pictured, left to right, showing the progress of the playground equipment are Edon Park Board Council Representative, Lee Lawrence, Edon Mayor, Duane Thiel, and Edon Area Foundation members, Jo Ann Luce and Tricia Bloir. Luce and Bloir also presented Lawrence and Thiel another $8,000 check for phase two construction for an accessible playground area. Bricks for the appreciation wall are still being sold, grants are still being sought, and donations are still being accepted with a goal to complete this area in the year 2023. (PHOTOS PROVIDED)
SUPPORTING LUNCH PROGRAM … The Edon Area Foundation has been busy awarding grants to enhance their community. Pictured left to right is Doug Widdowson, with the Edon Area Ministerial Association, accepting a $500 grant from Edon Area Foundation representative Tricia Bloir, for their summer lunch program. Allison Herman, President of the Edon High School parent’s club, accepts a $2,500 grant for the purchase of new books for the John and Marilyn Toner Media Center from Edon Area Foundation representative Jo Ann Luce. And Lee Lawrence, Edon Park Board playground council representative, accepts a $8,000 grant for the construction of phase two of an accessible playground area at Walz Park.