Lions donate clock to parkThe Dickinson Lions Club recently donated an outdoor clock that is located near the bandshell in Dickinson’s Memorial Park.
By: Linda Sailer, The Dickinson Press
The Dickinson Lions Club recently donated an outdoor clock that is located near the bandshell in Dickinson’s Memorial Park.
“It’s a memorial to all the Lions,” said Dennis Grenze, club president.
The club responded to a request for memorials by the Dickinson Parks and Recreation’s Memorial Park subcommittee, he said.
“We thought a clock project was a nice thing to do. We put some money away, found a clock in Florida and sent it up here. The park board helped us install it,” he said. “We bought some brick work and planted flowers and shrubs.”
“It was a very generous gift for the Memorial Park,” said park subcommittee chairman Glen Bruhschwein. “It really helped complete the bandshell area.”
He said the Memorial Park consists of approximately 10 acres of land surrounding the bandshell.
“It’s a place where community members can donate memorials for loved ones. It’s a more quiet, reflective place. For example, there are no playgrounds,” he said.
The area includes paved walkways, irrigated lawn in front of the bandshell, along with benches and decorative light poles.
The Lions members serving on the clock committee were Grenz, Don and Lucy Kostelecky, Steve Lervik and Neal Steiner.
They worked in cooperation with Bruhschwein and James Kramer, director of the Dickinson Parks and Recreation.
The clock is 11 feet 6 inches high with a black metal finish and gold accents. It is double-sized with white faces and lights up at night. It is engraved on top with “Dickinson Lions Memorial Clock.”
The clock was placed southeast of the bandshell and is enhanced with spotlights and a walkway leading up to it.
Petunias and columbine, donated by Connie Ladbury, were planted in the stone planter.