New pool opening brings park plan full circle

Going home has always been a great exciting experience. During the years, whether it was returning from a vacation, returning from college, returning from our retirement years in Texas , it didn’t matter. We were not only happy to be back with friends again but were anxious to see if there was anything new in town. I don’t remember ever praying to get back home, but I have reached an age that I actually prayed during the past year that I would be healthy and be able to see the dedication of the new swimming pool. BEEN THERE DONE THAT!

The July 4 trip home for the dedication of the swimming pool was special. Park Director Jason Brockschmidt, introduced the Park Board Members, the architect, the past Park Directors, Steve Megginson and me. He then talked through the dedication ceremony telling the crowd about its origin, the staff they have, and the large number of swimmers they have had during the first month of operation. He then told of the Park Board’s appreciation of the Woody Sudbrink donation, and the donations from all of the other donors, corporations, companies, organizations and individuals, encouraging more donations, saying it is not too late, and that any donations could sure be used. It was time to cut the ribbon and I was surprised when I was handed the large scissors for that purpose. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>


    Martin Luther writes in his treatise, The Freedom of a Christian, “I shall set down the following two propositions concerning the freedom and the bondage of the spirit: