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New park sign is up


Paul Augsburger (left) and John Ward are the volunteers who performed the masonry work for the sign. Photo provided.

The name of a downtown Fairbury park is now reflected on a new sign thanks to the idea of a local Boy Scout and the efforts of volunteers.


Jacob May from Boy Scout Troop 1870 came up with the Veterans Memorial Park sign for his Eagle Scout project. The city changed the name from Central Park several years ago to honor our veterans.


In order to obtain the Eagle Scout badge, an individual must do a project which benefits their community such as this. May felt the park needed a sign to represent the new name so he reached out to Fairbury Alderman Lynn Dameron about what needed to be done to make this happen.


“We got together and made that happen with the sign,” said May.


The goal was to have the sign resemble the one in front of Dominy Memorial Library.


“I wanted the same color, the same brick – all of that,” May added.


May is halfway through completing his Eagle project. He is currently at the Life ring level which is right before the Eagle ring. In order to obtain the Eagle ring, he must compete the project.


“It shows your commitment, perseverance and leadership skills. That’s what it is really about.”


Paul Augsburger and John Ward are the volunteers who performed the masonry work for the park sign.

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