Carver-Roehl Park fundraiser is Sunday

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Catherine W. Idzerda
Friday, October 4, 2013

CLINTON—The Friends of Carver-Roehl County Park near Clinton have worked for 11 years to improve conditions in the park.

This Sunday, the group will be celebrating the completion of another improvement project with the dedication of a new gazebo. The dedication will be part of the group's annual fundraising event, said Nancy Pope, president of the Friends of Carver-Roehl Park.

The celebration is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include activities for kids, a presentation from the Wolf Alliance, music, food for sale and a basket raffle.

Rock County Highway Commissioner Ben Coopman is scheduled to speak at the gazebo dedication at 1 p.m.

The county plans to add a handicapped accessible walkway to the gazebo.

In the past, the friends group has raised money for pavilion and playground equipment, Pope said.

Pope stressed that the group has only one fundraiser a year and often saves for several years before making improvements.

The 53-acre Carver-Roehl County Park is the second-oldest park in the county, and a portion of the park is designated a state natural area. Natural areas are designed to protect outstanding examples of Wisconsin's native landscape, geological formations and archaeological sites.

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