Lily Pond fundraiser set Saturday

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The Lily Pond has been a fixture at Mill Creek MetroParks since 1906 and is the oldest man-made body of water at the park.

The pond is in need of renovations and the public is invited to an event this weekend to help raise funds for the project. “Luau at the Lily Pond” is being organized by Linda Kostka and Lou Schiavoni.

Schiavoni said he has noticed the pond getting into a state of disrepair in the past five years, such as the water growing murkier and the vegetation being overgrown.

Kostka said some of the improvements planned for the Lily Pond are several viewing platforms, one overlooking the pond and one overlooking the frog pond. She also wants to make it handicap-accessible.

They want to raise $350,000 for all the planned improvements.

The luau is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lily Pond parking lot. There will be food, games, live entertainment and a basket auction.


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