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New restrooms planned for Red Run Park

September 02, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - As a new community service project, the Rouzerville Lions Club and Rouzerville Business Association will build restrooms at Red Run Park in Washington Township, Pa.

Lions Club representatives shared preliminary plans for the restrooms Wednesday with the Washington Township Supervisors. They asked the supervisors for permission to move forward with the project in the township-owned park.

"I think they're needed. I've heard complaints for a few years about the restrooms down there," Supervisor Elaine Gladhill said.

The supervisors said they're pleased with the initiative and told the volunteers it is OK for them to solicit donations.

The new restrooms would be adjacent to the existing ones, which would be removed when the new ones are finished. Don Embly, Lions Club first vice president, said the new bathrooms will have six stalls on the women's side and three stalls and three urinals on the men's side.

A handicapped-accessible stall will be available for each gender, Embly said.

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"Thirty years ago, the Lions Club constructed the bathrooms that are there now," club member Stewart McCleaf said.

The club previously owned the park, he said.

Township Manager Mike Christopher said the new restrooms will be about twice the size of the existing ones. The new restrooms should be adequate to serve the park for most occasions, except the largest festivals, he said.

"This building will be able to handle a lot of folks without much trouble," Christopher said.

Site work could begin this fall, he said.

Lions Club President Allen Scott said donations, which are tax deductible, can be mailed to Rouzerville Lions Club, attention: Larry McFadden, treasurer, P.O. Box 337, Rouzerville, PA 17250. Checks should be made to the Rouzerville Lions Club, with Red Run Restroom Renovations in the memo line.

The Lions Club and Rouzerville Business Association will be seeking donated funds, labor and materials, according to Embly.

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