August 24, 2020
Memorial Park on Water Street will get an upgrade, thanks to the Conneaut Lake Kiwanis Club, which is using funds from a bequest from the estate of the late George Rutherford to pay for the improvements.
The club is working with the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee to replace the benches and pole lights to match those used in the revitalization project on Water Street. A new flagpole and flower urns also will be included.
The project needs a three-month lead time so it may not be completed until spring.
The park is used for Memorial Day services sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
Rutherford was master of ceremonies for the observance for many years.
Kiwanis Club members Margaret Staahl and Ron Feldmiller were at the recent Conneaut Lake Borough Council meeting to seek council’s approval for the project.
The proposal was accepted unanimously.
Dick Holabaugh, council president, thanked the club and said he knew George would be proud of the work. He also said it was a very good way to honor him.
Rutherford was very active in the Kiwanis Club and was a previous member of council.