THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
At the Middle Inlet Town Board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, Town Chair Richard Wade reported on winter road maintenance and expressed a "Thank You" to the Marinette County Highway Department for allowing access to their sand/salt mixture as needed. He re
Issue Date: January 17, 2018
A burned-out apartment building that sat for years as a blight in the Village of Crivitz is envisioned to become something beautiful. Crivitz Rescue Squad (CRS) took ownership of the property in 2015. Since that time the property has been cleaned up dramatically. Thanks to help from Richlen Excavating, the large hole from debris removal, has been filled in and leveled out. The members of CRS envision this property as becoming a community garden/park. Squad members plan to turn the vacant lot into an area the whole community can use.
This park is deemed a great fit for our community for many reasons. Its convenient location make it accessible for all Village citizens, the beauty of it can only be a positive for Crivitz, the sense of community strengthened by neighbors working together and it will simply be a relaxing place to enjoy the outdoors. The plans are to make the park handicap accessible. The park is only 3 blocks from a local nursing home, making it a perfect place to take a loved one in a wheelchair for a stroll. Taking this previous community hazard and making it into something we can work, share and enjoy is a perfect way to take back some of the simpler things in life.
Planned is a community garden that would include raised beds and a raised surface, it will be accessible to those that need to use a wheelchair or walker, or have back or knee problems. There will be paths winding through the beds of flowers, vegetable and fruit creating access for maintenance and enjoyment. The park is to include an area for horseshoe pits and bean bag toss game, a pavilion with grills for picnicking, and stairs that lead down to a river pier to fish from or just enjoy the splendor of natural surroundings.
Crivitz Rescue is looking for sponsors to help this vision become a reality. Individuals, groups or businesses can sponsor any part of the park from a garden bed, horseshoe pit, viewing platform, pavilion or trees. Sponsors name will be listed on each sponsored project to honor them for their donation.
Crivitz Rescue members will be managing the park with no funds from the CRS be used toward the park. The park will be operated as a separate entity financially. Cost for sponsorship of the various projects are: Garden beds $400, pavilion $3,000, Horseshoe pits $75, bean bag toss $120, Picnic tables $250, Benches $200. Crivitz Rescue members are planning on having a fundraiser to help raise money for the paths, fill, water connections, and miscellaneous cost.
CRS members are hopeful to have the community garden section functioning for the 2018 garden season. If you are interested in sponsoring any part of the park or would like to reserve a personal garden or flower garden, contact us via e-mail at CrivitzCommunityGarden@hotmail.com or call 715-854-7666 or reach out to the Facebook page.