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Thursday, February 6, 2014

skating pond to reopen

The first skating pond on the property was established in the early 1960s by the Byers Tosh American Legion Post 267. According to member Thomas Graham, the legion initially built it for a local boys club.
“The pond was dug out by Byron “Bucky” Neiderhiser,” said Graham of Ligonier. “I helped the boys build the shed they used to sell hot dogs and hot chocolate.”
Crumrine said the warming hut with its wood burning stove will also be reopened and concessions may be available.
Charlene Pape's mother, Janet Carns, was the legion's business manager when the pond was built.
“I remember skating there when I was a little girl,” said Pape of Ligonier. “We lived in the farm house that was on the property at that time.”

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