Veterans Park project sees progress


Blake and Nathan Jewell of Jewell Masonry work to complete a 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall wall at Perso Park in Ekalaka on Tuesday afternoon. The center wall currently under construction is the first part of a multiphase process to complete what will eventually become Carter County Veterans Park.

submitted by Tracey Walker

The Carter County Veterans Park is on its way up! This project started pre-covid. The Town of Ekalaka has allowed Perso Park to be the construction site of a tribute to local veterans, taking down the gazebo that once stood to make room. There have been meetings had, plans laid, donations made and bids sought.

However, the price of materials skyrocketed post covid and best laid plans fell a little behind financially, putting the project in neutral. Long story short, a portion of the park is in the process of being constructed and will be completed by summer's end....

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