By Amanda Sindelar
Thanks to $8,000 in donations from more than a dozen local businesses, organizations and individuals, the City of Atkinson was able to add new signage, message center and picnic tables at and near Mill Race Park.
The donations were used to purchase a single sided, weather-resistance message center with a literature rack and trash can; donor sign; two custom signs; signposts; and six 6-foot evergreen picnic tables.
The signage was installed by local contractors Dan and Bernard Ziska prior to Memorial Day weekend. The picnic tables were assembled and placed throughout the park by the City of Atkinson maintenance employees.
“The City of Atkinson would like to thank the many donors who helped make this project possible,” said Mayor Paul Corkle. “It is always great to see our residents give back to their community.”
Donations towards this project included a $5,000 grant from the Holt County Visitor’s Committee. This project also was made possible in part with financial assistance from Atkinson Family Chiropractic, Schrunk Well Services, anonymous donor, Tri-County Bank, Osborne Construction, Inc., Anson Feed & Trucking, Inc.; KBRX Radio, Steve and Mari Osborne, Penny Keim, First Stop, Keating Resources, West Holt Medical Services and Wetllaufer’s Garden Center & Flower Shop.