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Organizers raise $50K for N. Indiana skate park

– Organizers of a proposed northern Indiana park for skateboard and Rollerblade enthusiasts say they’ve raised more than $50,000 for the project.

Union carpenter Steve Anderson is spearheading the planned 12,000-square-foot skate park in Peru, about 50 miles southwest of Fort Wayne.

He tells the Kokomo Tribune (http://bit.ly/1hfXQa4) construction could begin as early as this spring.

Anderson says the park will be open to skateboards, Rollerblades, bicycles and scooters, and will be maintained by the local parks department.

He says the project has received about $46,000 in in-kind donations from businesses offering labor and services, while local residents have so far chipped in about $7,000 in donations.

The Miami County Community Foundation has also provided the project with a $1,500 grant.

Bloomington-based Hunger Skateparks has submitted blueprints for the park.

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Information from: Kokomo Tribune, http://www.ktonline.com

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