Bench at Rotary Park 2Come join the 2014 Colorado River Leadership class for the unveiling of their special class project on Saturday, February 28 at 2 p.m. AZ in Rotary Park. Each year class members are tasked with a project that aims to give back to the tri-state area. This year, the Class of 2014 decided to get benches donated to be placed in Rotary Park. Over the course of the project, we reached out to individuals, business owners, friends, family and local residents to see if they also wanted to get involved by having their very own bench created and placed along Heritage Trail in Rotary Park. Today, we are pleased to announce that nine benches were donated and installed along the trail earlier this month. The cost of the standard bench included a concrete slab and installation which was provided by the Bullhead City Parks and Recreation Department. Four of the nine benches are custom-designed by the donor themselves. “This is a great partnership between the Leadership Class and the City,” said Toby Cotter, city manager for Bullhead City. “The Leadership Class did the fundraising and purchased the benches and the city installed them. Because of this project, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of Rotary Park and the Colorado River for years to come.” The special donors were Mohave Electric Cooperative—Making a Difference with Our Commitment to Community; The Freeman Companies—Contributing to Our Community; The Carlson Family—Tyler, Shelly, Ty, Brooke, Andrew and Emily; Mohave Shred—Document Destruction; Colorado River Women’s Council—In Celebration of the Colorado River Women’s Council 50th Year Anniversary; Aquarius Casino Resort—Committed to Serving the Tri-State Community; In Memory of Randy Williams—Made by Dr. Tom Dallman in recognition of Randy Williams’ service to Bullhead City; 2014 CRWC Leadership Class; and Langan Memorial Bench—In Memory of Our Friends Jack Bench at Rotary Parkand Lyndell Langan. The Colorado River Leadership Class is a nine month program geared to promote community leadership by developing knowledgeable, skilled leaders committed to building bridges of understanding across diverse segments of the community and to preserve the highest quality of life in the river communities. Each eight-hour class touches on the topic of government, tourism/economic development; media/public relations, education, public safety, area history, medical/health care and a day in court.

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