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BOURBON â€” A nasty morning did not dampen bright spirits last Saturday as volunteers gathered for the first Bourbon town clean-up/fix-up.
The well-organized event was initiated by the town council to continue the image of an effectively-run small town in Midwest America.
All five town maintenance employees and Town Marshall Bill Martin were on hand to lead the event. Roger Terry, Mack McFarland, Mike Shoda, Steve Stacy, and Lynn Donethan provided hands-on support and needed vehicles and tools. The real credit, however, goes to the 36+ volunteers from children to retired residents who pitched in with gusto.
Major projects in the community park included replacing needed boards in the bleachers and removing the baseball scoreboard in preparation for installation of a new unit donated by Coca Cola. Other workers, including Triton Cub Scout Pack 254, pulled weeds on the ball fields and picked up trash in the park and downtown. The park swing sets were also repaired in preparation for the summer season.
In short, chilly weather did not deter committed citizens from taking pride in their town, and a town council from spearheading the effort.