Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Disc golf course nears completion

Another important enhancement is nearly complete along the Riverwalk in Belle Fourche, and several Lions Club members joined other volunteers and city workers today (5/3/11) to make it happen.

Concrete pads were poured and holes set for a new disc golf course along the river near the Chamber of Commerce offices.

Lions Leo Orme, Rich Drabek, Mike Reade’ and Ron Ensz – armed with rakes, shovels and trowels – were part of the work force that showed up on what turned out to be a splendid spring morning.  It wasn’t a day too early, since some forecasters are predicting rain in the next few days.

According to Susan Peterson, one of the committee folks involved with the project, there’ve been lots of volunteers who’ve been working hard to further develop and enhance areas along the nearly five miles of walkways throughout the community.

Kudos to Lions Leo Orme, Rich Drabek, Ron Ensz,
 and Mike Reade' for  their good work on the new
disc golf course along the Belle Fourche River.
The nine hole course should be complete in about two weeks.

“We’re hoping to have a ribbon cutting around June 18th, along with a disc golf tournament,” Peterson told us.

She acknowledged that many businesses, organizations, and individuals have been involved with the project – but she specifically recognized Pioneer Bank & Trust and the Clarkson family for their support.

City workers  were a big part of the Tuesday work project, and Rapid City engineer Scott Caeser provided technical guidance on the installation of the new course.  We snapped several photos of the work party, and you'll find them displayed in our Lions Gallery.

Hats off to Lions and others who’ve contributed time, talent and financing to another worthwhile community project.