MARSHALL, Mich. — Time for One Good Thing -- someone or something that makes West Michigan a good place to live. A group of neighbors is taking it upon themselves to better their community.
This is Allcott Park in Marshall. In 2019, the city had to remove a swingset and climbing wall because they weren't safe anymore. But they didn't have the money to replace them. So, people nearby have started a collection fund to put those pieces back. They got a $10,000 grant they have to match by the end of August. Thanks to several people - including the local Rotary Club - they're halfway there. They don't want anything fancy. Just something simple for everyone to enjoy.
Nola Baker says, "It's just going to be a nice little place. We already have three benches in place, a picnic table and soccer nets that were already there. And we just want the swing set and the climbing equipment. Make it a nice little place where people can come and relax, bring their kids and their grandkids."
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