Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 23, 2012

County parks officials offer 'thanks' to running club


— On behalf of the Elkhart County Parks and Recreation Board, we wish to sincerely thank the Two Rivers Running Club for its sincere efforts in hosting the Third Annual Ox Bow Tower Run and Elementary Cross Country Challenge on Nov. 4. With their efforts, an additional $1,300 was raised for the Ox Bow Tower. We also appreciate the wonderful sponsors, including First Place Trophy, MapleNet Wireless, Cutting Edge Machine and Tool, Kmart, Volcano Pizza, and Road ID, as well as the folks who came to run, walk and show support.

A special “thank you” goes to Katrina Godzisz for her hard work in being the main organizer of this event. The tower held special memories for the running club and her family.

The goal is to raise $182,000 for the construction of a steel and wood tower that has been designed and engineered in-kind by Ancon Construction and RW Armstrong. The donation account presently holds $62,500.

The Elkhart County Parks and Recreation Board would like to see construction of the tower begin in 2013. We invite community leaders, businesses, foundations, service clubs, and citizens to continue to contribute to the Ox Bow Park Tower Fund. For those wishing to contribute, please send your tax-deductable donation to: Elkhart County Parks, Attn: Tower Fund, 211 W. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, IN  46526.

With continued community efforts, a new tower will be built at Ox Bow County Park for the next generation.

— Larry Andrews


Elkhart County Parks Board Nappanee