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Bench Dedication At Shawmut Park

On Friday morning the Kreckel Family dedicated a bench at Shawmut Park in

Downtown St. Marys in memory of Lavern Kreckel Jr. "TEX" who was a longtime

business owner in local industry. The bench was then presented to the City

of St. Marys. Pictured from the City is Mayor Lyle Garner, and City Manager

Joe Fleming, along with Mary Kreckel, Vern Kreckel III. Sarah Reedy, Matthew

Reedy, and Lauren Reedy. Missing from photo is Annie and Scott Reedy and

Tina Gradizzi. The bench was made by DuBrook Inc. of St. Marys. The plaque

on the bench was made by Ashley Denio Studios and installed by Kennedy

Signs. A special blessing of the bench was done by Father Tom Curry OSB. and

Father Ignatius Camello OSB. of St. Marys Church. This is the first bench

installed in the park, and anyone interested in purchasing a bench for the

park should contact Tina Gradizzi at City Hall for more information. The

Kreckel family wishes to thank everyone who helped with this project.

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