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Town comes together for picnic, swimming

The food line is shown inside the picnic shelter at the Chenoa City Park on Thursday.

A good old community picnic brought a nice crowd to the Chenoa City Park Thursday evening.

The city hosted the business and volunteer appreciation event in the picnic shelter near the new park playground equipment. A free supper of hotdogs, hamburgers, side salads, chips and water was served to attendees before they headed across town to the pool for a free night of swimming.

“We really wanted to do something like this for a couple of years,” said Kyle Buchanan, finance and insurance commissioner.

This was a way for the city to show appreciation with all of the new businesses coming to Chenoa and completion of the new park restrooms.

“Everybody took time to invest in the community, whether they’re trying to get money for the park or they’re investing money to try and start a business,” added Buchanan.

“They look excellent,” Chenoa Mayor Chris Wilder said, referring to the new park restrooms and playground equipment. “I think the kids are going to really enjoy it.”

Wilder thanks Rachel Kridner and the group which worked hard to get donations for the playground equipment and the volunteers who put time and effort into building the new restroom and picnic shelter.

“Many small businesses have actually opened up over the last seven to 10 years. They have done fantastic,” explained Wilder.

Be on the lookout for future picnics in town.

“Next year could be event better as we continue to make it an annual thing,” added Buchanan.

Swimmers enjoy free pool time as the sun sets Thursday evening.

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