WINFIELD | The Winfield Community Foundation has commissioned a pavilion in memory of the late John Curley, a former Winfield Township Trustee.
The pavilion is being built with the aid of Winfield Township Trustee Rollie Brauer. Local contractors are working on the project.
Construction began in October and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Groundbreaking for Curley Memorial Park, which is near the Winfield Municipal Complex, was held in July. The park is set up in three phases.
The first is the memorial wall, which is 66 percent funded. The pavilion, phase two, is approximately 80 percent funded.
The last phase will include a playground to be built directly east of the pavilion.
"We have done many fundraisers in the past to fund this park," said Annette Williamson, president and original member of the Community Foundation.
Current members of the foundation include Jim Jungles, vice president/treasurer; Amberly Brewer, secretary and members Matt Melton, Merrilee Frey, Vern Vierk, Lisa Curley and Frank Martinez lll.
The foundation is selling engraved bricks for the park. Order forms are available at the Winfield Township Trustee's office or by contacting Williamson at (219) 663-4200.