Fill a truck event set at Thompson Park

EAST LIVERPOOL — Those who use Thompson Park are again being asked to support it with the annual Fill-A-Truck event set for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the park entrance.

During those hours, donations of supplies can be placed in the bed of the park’s new truck, which will be parked at the entrance.

Some of the items needed include liquid bleach, disinfectant cleaners such as Pine-Sol and Lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, toilet tissue, paper towels, weed killer, paint brushes, two-cycle motor oil, weed trimmer cord (.80 gauge), examination gloves and work gloves (size large) and 55-gallon trash can liners.

At its meeting this week, the park board finalized plans for the event.

Although board member Samantha Kinemond said someone had suggested holding the event longer hours since people will be in the park for homecoming photos Saturday, the board decided to keep the same 2 p.m. ending time.

Also discussed was the Oct. 27 Trunk or Treat planned for 4-6 p.m. in the upper circle, during which youngsters can trick or treat in a safe, family atmosphere, going to decorated vehicles, with no fee charged.

Costumes are encouraged, and those who wish to sponsor a trunk can call Superintendent Shawn Rybaczenko at 330-385-2255 or Amy Greenaway at 406-480-2793.

In the event of inclement weather, the Trunk or Treat will be held 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28.

Rybaczenko reported that only 12 sponsors have signed up thus far for the event, and the board agreed that, with several trunk or treat events scheduled for the area, sponsors may find it too expensive to participate in more than one.

The board also heard from city Auditor Marilyn Bosco (also board secretary) that she had contacted the Marjorie Hartman Foundation in regard to a spay or neuter program and learned it only funds capital projects, saying the foundation will consider a proposal for helping with the cost of a dog park.

Rybaczenko will prepare a plan, including the potential costs.

Construction on a new 10-foot by 12-foot gazebo has been completed, with the board noting it would be a good place for homecoming pictures this weekend.

An estimate of $4,500 was obtained by Rybaczenko for removal of trees, but board member Mark Hissom said his workers could do it at no cost in exchange for the wood, and they will be covered under his company insurance.

Other purchases discussed included $800 for a new chain saw and trimmer and a wood burner for the red barn since equipment will be stored there. Estimates will be obtained for paving around the pool and playground

The board agreed to give away an old golf cart that has not been operable for many years after Rybaczenko said someone was interested in it. The board said it had zero monetary value.

Concrete work is expected to begin soon at Pavilion 3, it was reported.

The board will meet next a