Booneville Campground Committee thanks community for contributions

The Campground Committee along with Clinton County Community Foundation representatives, from left Verna Carey, Dr. Charles Sweeny, Dan McCormack, Foundation board members Bob Lugg and Yvonne Weaver, Grady Leiter, Jim Harbach, Farley Mitchell and Brenda Mitchell.

The Campground Committee along with Clinton County Community Foundation representatives, from left Verna Carey, Dr. Charles Sweeny, Dan McCormack, Foundation board members Bob Lugg and Yvonne Weaver, Grady Leiter, Jim Harbach, Farley Mitchell and Brenda Mitchell.

By AMBER MORRIS

For The Express

LOGANTON –The Booneville Campground Committee recognized several local families and businesses when they met last weekend at the Booneville Campground to dedicate their most recently built pavilion and to thank all those who have helped to repair existing structures, including adding new electricity to the buildings.

The new pavilion, which was built in the summer of 2015, houses about 20 picnic tables, some of them being handicap accessible.

The campground is an iconic part of Sugar Valley history and holds a sentimental spot in the hearts of most of the residents, both past and present, as it has been the home of the Sugar Valley Community Picnic for the past 100 years.

Lenny Hevner’s family members pose in the pavilion.

Lenny Hevner’s family members pose in the pavilion.

Committee head Jim Harbach and Brenda Mitchell presented the Clinton County Community Foundation, Inc. with a plaque and thanked them for their continuing support, and for the numerous grants that the Foundation haS awarded to the campground over the years.

Also thanked for their many contributions were P Stone, Inc.; Sugar Valley Builders; Schrack Family Farms; Lance Smith; Ray Bohartz Excavating; Confer’s Electric; L.M. Snook Trucking and Excavating and many other community volunteers.

P Stone, Inc. donated the stones and the cement for the most recent pavilion, and requested that a plaque in memory of their late, beloved employee and Sugar Valley resident, Leonard “Lenny” Hevner be placed near the entryway of the building.

Hevner, who passed away suddenly in 2010 at the young age of 47, was a long time employee of P Stone. His wife Janet and his mother June Rinehart, as well as his children, grand children, and many other family members, were at the ceremony and accepted the plaque on his behalf.

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