Sadorus All-Stars 4-H club plants trees in Tolono's East Side Park

TOLONO — The Sadorus All-Stars 4H Club revieved $400 from the 2018 Farm Credit Illinois Community Improvement Grants program to improve East Side Park in Tolono with quality windbreak and shade trees. The club planted four trees in the park.

The grant from Farm Credit supported half the project.  The other half came from donations in the memory of Connie Reedy, who passed away last year, said Randy Grace, Director of the Tolono Park District. 

“She loved being at the ballpark and watching her grandkids play ball while her son coached,” he said.

Three of the four trees were put behind the bleachers and dug out to shade the fans and players.

The equipment to plant the trees was donated from Prairie Restorations, owned by Jerry and Debbie Heinz.

This year FCI received another record number of 90 grant applications. The Association is providing $20,000 in community improvement funds to 50 4-H clubs and FFA chapters throughout the 60-county region of Illinois it serves.

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