CVB and warrant officers clean up the park

By Tina SnellStaff Writer

The Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its director, Kristina VonBerge, wanted to do something for the Green Prairie Fish Lake Park.

“It needed love,” she said.

Jason Hadley, Rice, the project officer with the warrant officer candidates at Camp Ripley, had the assignment of finding a community project for himself and nine others.

Kris VonBerge, left, director of the Little Falls Visitors and Convention Bureau, discusses the plans for Green Prairie Fish Lake Park with Jason Hadley, a warrant officer candidate at Camp Ripley.

Kris VonBerge, left, director of the Little Falls Visitors and Convention Bureau, discusses the plans for Green Prairie Fish Lake Park with Jason Hadley, a warrant officer candidate at Camp Ripley.

VonBerge and Hadley got together and collaborated to clean up the beach at Green Prairie Fish Lake.

“While there were new bathrooms and a new table, the rest of the equipment was pretty shoddy,” VonBerge said.

She contacted Cliff Ziegler of the Green Prairie Township about the park and asked him what he wanted to see at the park. He said he wanted new picnic tables and new garbage containers to hold the cans.

On Friday, the warrant officer candidates will meet at the park at 9 a.m. The equipment, funded by Green Prairie Township, will be delivered and the work will begin.

The officer candidates will construct the tables and the containers with rental tools donated for one day by Home Depot in Baxter. They will also be edging the volley ball court and tidying the beach.

The CVB will deliver lunch. By quitting time around 4:30 p.m., the park area will look brand new.

 

 

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