Lowe’s Heroes to Construct Dog Training Park in DuBois

DUBOIS – A Lowe’s Heroes Project to construct a dog training park will get under way the morning of Sept. 21 in DuBois.

Neil Haines of Lowe’s was present at Monday night’s DuBois City Council meeting.

He requested for city officials to have an area, located near Showers Field, mowed prior to the work getting under way.

The project will be constructed at Lowe’s before it’s taken over to the park. It will consist of ramps, tubes and jumping hoops.

According to its Web site: “Lowe’s embraces teamwork as a core value and a key ingredient in maintaining an engaged workforce.

“We believe that by working together we can build something better — for our company, our customers and our communities.

“… The program encourages employees in a location to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local non-profit organization or K–12 public school and make a difference.”

According to the Lowe’s Web site: “Our store teams are proud of the thousands of hours they volunteer each year to improve the communities we serve, and that circle of pride continues to grow.”

In other business, City Manager John “Herm” Suplizio reported that resurfacing had been completed on the basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.

He added that there will be more projects coming up, and repaving the parking lot and adding new benches in the playground area will be next.

Suplizio also addressed Sandy Township’s possible sale of its water and sewer system. He said city officials are “more than willing to sit down and have a talk.”

Council went on to discuss hosting a meeting with a panel from Sandy Township. Suplizio suggested limiting the city’s representatives to two, and    Councilman Ed Walsh volunteered.

The council also voted to approve a letter of support for the Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group in its application for a $50,000 grant.

If received, city officials said the grant would be used toward helping local businesses maintain their storefronts.

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