Town of Albion Parks Department Permanent Restricted Fund
To support the Albion Parks Department.
Donor Fund Story:
This fund was started by Casey Myers, the Hidden Diamonds Park Superintendant, and was approved and accepted on January 1, 2011. He wanted to start this fund, because he noticed the little wooden structure that the children at the park played on was too small to entertain all of them. It was mostly small children that played on the small wooden playground, because their older siblings were playing baseball, and the bigger playground was too far away for the parents to keep an eye on both their small children and the game. So Casey went to work made the Albion Parks Fund come into existence.
This fund is going to reach more than just toddlers. Casey hopes to use the fund to reach all age groups, and he recently sent out 700 surveys to the Albion public to see what the community of Albion would like to see at the park. From the survey response, He has plans of making a longer walking trail and putting more nature things in at the park. They will also soon be making a bigger soccer field.
Casey has been the Park Superintendent since July 6, 1999 and Albion has always been his hometown. He is married to Katie, a second grade teacher at Little Turtle Elementary in Columbia City, Indiana, and they are expecting their first child this year.
Casey’s job allows him to be actively involved in the community of Albion. He has been a member of the Albion Plant Commission, Fireworks Committee, Sidewalk Committee, and Sons of the Legion 246. His job is challenging at times, but it’s also rewarding and fun. He states, “The ultimate reward is seeing people using the park.” He also said that he has good part-time workers, which is crucial in order to have a successful community park.
Casey said that the three most important things he has learned on the job are to be organized, be honest, and communicate well with others. He said that with good communication between different people, things get done faster.
He appreciates Noble County because the people are so giving. He says, “They all pull together in times of need.” He also says that it’s a neat county to raise your kids in and there is a lot to do, including fishing at many lakes.
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