1st Source donates $18,784 for Prairie Meadow Park in Westville

1st Source Bank has donated more than $18,000 to the Westville Parks Department for construction of a new community pavilion and upgraded playground at Prairie Meadow Park.
 
“1st Source is pleased to partner with the Town of Westville on this project to enhance the park and provide a place for the community to gather for years to come,” said 1st Source Bank Regional President Matt Vessely in announcing the gift.
 
The $18,784 contribution will help fund a larger, handicapped-accessible pavilion to replace the aging structure that was built in the mid-1980s in the town’s largest park at the north junction of U.S. 421 and U.S. 6.
 
“Many memories were made at the picnic shelter built by the Westville Lions 30 years ago and it served the community well, but over time the town has grown and the shelter has deteriorated,” Town Council parks liaison Lisa Mayes said. “This generous donation from 1st Source Bank provides the funds needed for a larger, handicapped-accessible pavilion, and allows us to replace some of the aging playground equipment in the park,” she said.
 
A formal dedication event is being planned for next spring when the picnic tables will be completed and the new playground equipment is in place.