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Kenney Park gets makeover from The Crossing

Staff Reports Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:00am On a recent winter Saturday, these students and staff from The Crossing alternative school in Ligonier, joined with the Elkhart Crossing tree team to trim dead limbs, clean up brush and cut down dead trees in Ligonier’s Kenney Park. They battled freezing temperatures, snow, and bitter winds but had a blast serving the community, said Nate Lowe, principal of The Crossing. “We are looking for opportunities to give back to the community for all the support they have given to this program,” Lowe said. Lowe met with Ligonier parks superintendent Alan Duncan to arrange the service project after Rob Staley, executive director of The Crossing, noticed the tree damage from a recent ice storm and offered to help. The students are planning another day in the near future to continue work on this and other park projects. “We want to be good neighbors to the Parks and Recreation Department of Ligonier, and thank them for their warm welcome to our new home.” Crossing teachers Kari Stembel and Michelle Eichorst are shown on each end with the students.]]>