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February 11, 2014

Teen uses Eagle Scout project to build skate park

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He is hoping to break ground in April with the help of Troop 229 and volunteers.

One of the reasons for creating the skate park is to give kids something to do in town. Other than the theater and the park, there aren't a lot of options, Gudas said.

Gudas' parents are proud of him for taking the project on. His mother, Louise Gudas, said it is also a way to make Winamac a better place to live by giving all kids the opportunity to get involved.

"It will provide a way to be active outside of playing group sports and will hopefully decrease the use of drugs and alcohol in the community," Louise Gudas said.

Clark Gudas is looking forward to everything coming together. "After years of hard work and fundraising, seeing the physical benefits in person will be pretty awesome."

Those interested in finding out more can visit the Winamac Skatepark Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winamac-Skatepark/277219425663491.

Those interested in sending donations can make checks out to Arrowhead Country RC&D, a local 501(c)3 organization, and mail them to Clark Gudas, 671 N. 400 East, Winamac, IN 46996. Those who donate $50 or above are eligible for a "Buy-A-Brick" recognition and can get a brick with their name on it to be placed at the skate park.

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