Tennis courts-check. Disk golf-check. Skateboarding-check. Fishing-check. Monkey bars-check. You can now add a check behind handicap swing, which makes Amery’s North Park a place where there is now something for everyone.
Sharon Paulson is thrilled that an idea that she has been working on for a year and a half has finally become a reality. Donations from the Amery Hospital and Clinic Foundation, Worn Again, the Amery Woman’s Club, Lion’s Club and the John Erspamer Foundation assisted with the mission.
Paulson said she was first interested in the project because she has a grandson who is confined to a wheelchair and she saw him enjoying a handicap swing at his school.
On Thursday May 23rd, the swing received its inaugural push. Visitors from Endeavors were on hand, including Annie Marie who was celebrating her 61st birthday. Annie is wheelchair bound and her push from Paulson that afternoon was the very first time she had ever gotten the chance to experience a ride on a swing. She thoroughly enjoyed swaying forward and back. She expressed she hopes to return to North Park and use the swing more often.
The swing immediately received use from Amery School District students visiting the park as well. Dawn Wulf who was at the park with Amery students said she is so glad the park has this added amenity and feels the district has students who will certainly enjoy using the new swing.