Seaton's ship comes in

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
The new playground equipment at Seaton Park.

A new ship and fort are now the main attractions at Seaton Park, thanks to  Seaton Park and Recreation for Kids Safety (SPARKS) fund-raising efforts. The playground equipment came in and was installed Thursday, April 14.

The Amish Men from Blue Jay Barns of Smithshire did the actual installation work of the Play-More equipment.

The SPARKS group raised more than $54,000 in a year to pay for the equipment. The project became missionary work for Center Presbyterian Church.

The Aledo Rotary Club gave a monetary donation of $1,000 and also furnished lunch for the three Amish men.

"We will be installing other pieces of equipment and repairing others at a later date, repairing the merry-go-round, installing new swings, a handicap swing, new teeter totter and etc.," said SPARKS committee member Cyndee Stockham. "It is such a blessing to our village to be able to fix up our park. We will be placing rubber  mulch over the entire playground site."

Helping Hands Day

There will be a Helping Hands day Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9 a.m. at the park. Modern Woodman is helping with other park projects.