The Village of Morristown received a generous real estate donation a few years back. The Lynn-Hunkler family helped the community expand by giving Morristown a 60 acre parcel of land on the east end of town. This ground was preserved to become a park and playground for children in the area. A committee was formed and many hundreds of hours were spent planning and creating a fun and enjoyable place for kids, youth ball teams and adults alike to spend their days.
The field of dreams became the Lynn-Hunkler Memorial Park. As you stroll the park today, you will see 5 baseball diamonds, pavilions for gatherings with restrooms, a playground and a basketball court. Donations and grants have provided a great beginning for the Morristown Park in Belmont County, Ohio.
There's still a lot of work to do and maintenance to keep up on. Volunteers are being asked to join in on the Park Clean-Up Day Saturday October 8, 2011. The gates will open at 8:00am and all are welcome and encouraged to join anytime throughout the day. Your help is needed!
As a mother of a 20 month old, I understand first hand how parks are important places for all communities. One of my sons favorite things at this point in his life are "slides", so we spend many days at local parks. I personally am looking forward to watching the Morristown Park expand and prosper. As a service to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors, I encourage you to stop by anytime Saturday to lend a helping hand. The park will be admired and enjoyed for years to come and what a great honor it would be to be involved in that joy!
For additional information, please contact Vicky Burghy at 740-782-1115.
Sulek & Dutton Real Estate