Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion | Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:02 am

BEAVERTON –The City of Beaverton recently received four grants to be used at Calhoun Park. The grants totaled about $57,000.

The money will be used to renovate the campground’s bathhouse and add an addition for storage of the mechanical units and new water softener system. The park closed in 2010, due to budget restraints in the city. A group of citizens formed a committee to work with the city to reopen the park. The committee included The Beaverton Lions Club, local Boy Scouts, business owners along with individuals, neighbors and persons from the local Amish community. All of these people worked together to prepare the park for a reopening in 2012.

The grant dollars were given by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, $25,000; The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, $20,000; The Midland Area Community Foundation, $5,000; and the Gladwin County Endowment Fund, $7,000.

These gifts are a result of the financial and volunteer support that the city, citizens of Beaverton and Gladwin County community has provided to the park. The park is home to 48 campsites, walking trails, fishing docks, picnic pavilion and a playground.

The City of Beaverton and Friends of Calhoun Park wish to thank the many people who helped make this project possible.