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Pig for the Park event this Saturday


Look for a “pig out” for the park this Saturday.

The event will raise money for Electric City’s new park behind the fire station.

But the community barbecue will happen behind city hall so those preparing the food will have access to power and other needs.

City Councilmember Lonna Bussert has pushed the park idea since its inception, and it is about to become a reality.

Saturday’s “Pig for the Park” affair begins at noon, and after a brief fanfare, those attending will get to sample an old-fashioned pork BBQ with all the trimmings.

The food largely has been donated or the price has been reduced. Ed’s Meats in Coulee Dam is managing the pork so the health department is satisfied. Others throughout the city are bringing other food.

You can be a part of this neighborhood park kickoff by purchasing a ticket. All proceeds go to development of the park.

Tickets are $12 for adults, and $6 for children up to 12. Children 5 and under get to eat free.

The city purchased the land from the Banks Lake Bible Church earlier this year for $25,000. The space is approximately 112 feet by 180 feet and has been designated by the city as a neighborhood park.

Already the city has acquired some playground equipment for the park. The playground equipment was voted surplus by the school board and comes from Center Elementary School playground.

Currently, city staff are coming up with a design for the park.

Bussert said that there will be some dirt moving to shape the park space and that likely some of the work will be done this year.

The city paid $10,000 down and will make the rest of the land payment over a 10-year period.

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