Letter to the Editor

Skatepark closer to conclusion

Monday, January 21, 2013

To the Editor:

It has been an exciting two months.

So much has been happening. If you have not been by the skatepark site, I would encourage you to do so.

It is on the northeast corner of Jackson and Wesleyan Church streets, across the street from the Head Start building.

The construction of the skatepark has begun. It is hard to believe that we will soon realize the completion of the Clay Community Skatepark.

We still have some funds to raise for guardrails, signage and landscaping, but the end is in sight.

Over the next couple of months, we want to create excitement that will encourage others to join our effort.

One of the ways of doing that is to publicize our donor lists so that the community can appreciate the breadth of our community support.

How fortunate we are to have a newspaper as supportive of our community as The Brazil Times.

The Clay Community Skatepark Committee has benefited from their immeasurable support.

We will soon be ordering bricks for the 'Wall of Donors.'

Anyone interested in an engraved brick or an additional brick can do so until Jan. 31.

The levels for the 'Wall of Donors' are: Victory Level (4-by-8) brick for donations of $200-$499, and the Champion Level (8-by-8) brick, for $500-$999.

The Gold Medal Level for donations of $1,000 or more will have your name or business name on a large piece of limestone that will be placed in the center of the brick wall.

The wall will be built by the entrance to the skatepark on Jackson Street.

Donations already given will be added to the amount needed to purchase a brick or the limestone centerpiece.

The following is a list of the donors:

* Gold Level:

The Clay County Community Foundation,

The Tony Hawk Foundation,

Brazil Walmart,

Riddell National Bank,

An anonymous donor,

Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority,

Delta Theta Tau Sorority,

Chuck and Roberta Weliever,

Wilmadean Baker,

Janice and Mauri Modesitt,

Joe and Charleen Burton for Devin Gullet, and


* Champion Level:

Ceres Solutions,

Duke Energy,

Dr. Miranda Goodale,


John and Jayne Mace and Family,

Moore Funeral Home,

Si and Janet Pell,

Charles and Jacque Reberger,

Dan and Brenda Weber,

Lauren Weliever,

Judge Ernest and Mary Yelton,

Rotary Club of Brazil,

Pell Farms,

In Memory of J. Shan Bell,

Brazil First United Methodist Church (dinner),

Breakfast Optimist Club,

* Victory Level:

Technifab Products,

Terre Haute Savings Bank,

Popcorn Festival of Clay County,

Breakfast Optimist Club,

Delta Kappa Gamma,

North Clay Middle School,

Staunton Elementary School,

Forest Park Elementary School,

Van Buren Elementary School,

Northview High School,

V.F.W. 1127,

Brazil Elks 762,

First United Methodist Church (dinner),

Pizza Hut,

Dr. Paul and Julie Houston,

Max and Theresa Underwood,

Diana Braden in honor of Broady and Tyler Timberman,

Mary Hendrickson in memory of Joseph Hendrickson,

Marion and Myra Snow in memory of Justin Snow,

Dr. Thomas and Sandra Henderson,

L.T. and Janice Clark,

Richard and Linda Easton,

Blain Harbison,

Phil and Patricia Redenbarger,

Glade and Jana Wilkes,

DuWayne and Sandy Swindle,

Don and Betty Clerk in memory of Broady A. Ellis,

Don and Betty Clerk,

Fred and Opal Whitkanack,

Margorie Kocher,

Maryann Froderman in memory of Anne Tribble, and

Michael and Delores Hanson, and

* Blue Ribbon Level:

Richard Alumbaugh,

Mica Bonomo,

Shawn and Toni Carter,

Brad and Jennifer Chamberlain,

Harold and Melinda Cooper,

Sean and Autumn Drake,

Pizza Hut,

Brazilian Lanes,

Eastside Christian Church,

French Funeral Home,


Miller and Stewart LLC,

North Clay Middle School/Galahad Team,

North Clay Middle School Newspaper Club 2007,

ReMax Homes and Land, Inc.,

H&R Block,

U.A.W. Local 807,

Heather Gentry,

Gladys Gentry,

Ron and Anna Gibson,

Mrs. Hal Glidden,

David and Louise Hansen,

Don and Marian Harrison,

Wilma Johnson,

Randy and Sharon Koehler,

Kevin Kumpf,

Janet Martin,

Hazel Miller,

Jack and Beth Moody,

Richie and Jana Short,

Charles and Sharon Smith,

Terri Standley,

Fred and Carol Swearingen,

Amos Thomas of Thomas and Thomas, and

Jim and Cheryl Thompson.

In addition, the following were Gold Level in-kind donations of machinery, time and effort:

PDF, Pike Lumber Company, Jacob Farms Trucking, C.C. Cook and Son Lumber Company, Kent Booe Trucking, York Chevrolet, Pontiac and Buick, The City of Brazil, Skelton Complete Tree Service, Forsythe Brothers' Burial Vaults, Bryan Allender Trucking, Wallace Brothers Disposal and Keen Concrete Contracting.

Roberta Weliever, Chris Gregg, Blain Harbison, Amee Embry, Jeff Collins, Brian Atkinson and Ryan Weddle,

Clay Community Skatepark Committee