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SL pool, parks receive $5,700 from Twins grant program

The refurbished seats and new dugouts at the Silver Lake Lions softball field are proof that volunteerism and community spirit are alive and well in Silver Lake. 

Last spring, the Silver Lake Pool and Parks Organization applied for a Minnesota Twins “Fields for Kids” grant to help fund the costs of the new addition.
The goal was to have sheltered dugouts to protect the children from sun and heat as well as the newly refurbished Met Stadium seats.
That June, the pool and parks organization was awarded $5,700 to use towards the dugout project with the stipulation that work be done by June 2014. 
Paul Davis, member of the pool and parks organization and key player in applying for the grant money, said not only was $11,000 of materials and labor donated towards the new dugouts, but that “countless hours” of volunteer work helped get the project completed.
Davis said the grant money was to be used towards new additions for the ballfield, and not “general upkeep.” He said last year, the pool and parks organization refurbished the dugout seats for a total cost of $1,390.
 
See the full story in the Sept. 10 edition of The Chronicle.