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Village unveils park name contest winner

11:47 PM, May 22, 2013
Bike and Walk for the Health of It organizer Dennis Helke of Kronenwetter holds up a bicycle sign during the May 16 event in Kronenwetter.
Bike and Walk for the Health of It organizer Dennis Helke of Kronenwetter holds up a bicycle sign during the May 16 event in Kronenwetter.
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Village officials and residents kicked off the summer season May 16 with a physical fitness event and revealed a new name chosen by residents for a park on Tower Road.

Mary Kittel won the village-sponsored Facebook contest to rename Soccer Field and Recreation Park. The winning name, Towering Pines Park, received 160 votes. More than 300 people voted in the social media contest. Officials revealed the name at the Bike and Walk for the Health of It event at the park, 2355 Tower Road in the village.

"I couldn't believe it; I was surprised," said Kittel, whose husband watched voting on the ...

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