Saturday in the Park

Information reprinted with permission of the Courier Times, local newspaper New Castle, Indiana


New Castle Mayor Greg York, members of the New Castle Parks Board and assorted volunteers hosted a community picnic Saturday in Baker Park. 

The event, a fundraiser to help pay for park improvements, featured food from several local vendors. There was also a ceremony to rename shelter house No. 1 in honor of former New Castle resident and World War II veteran Richard Leitch, the unveiling of a new handicap-accessible water fountain and a check presentation from New Castle Elks No. 484 in the amount of $2,000. An area DJ provided music throughout the afternoon.

In spite of cool temperatures and a brisk wind, several people attended and the mayor deemed the effort a