Carmichael Park Bench Project - The Placement of Benches
The Carmichael Park Picnic Table Project was the brainchild of ex Carmichael Rotary Club President Ed Bunting with input from Sharon Ruffner and Ken Hall of the Carmichael Park Foundation . By donating $3000 to the Carmichael Park Foundation and receiving a $3000 matching Rotary District 5180 grant, the Carmichael Rotary Club was able to purchase 7 cement picnic tables to be placed in the park on concrete platforms. Five of platforms were already in place , but two needed to be constructed. On October 29, under the supervision of Rotarian Jay Boatwright, and with the help of Kyle Deller, project manager with Teichert Construction , Rotarians Rich Plath, Steve Girard, Walt Malhoski, Phil Danz, and Dick Bauer along with four Carmichael Park employees, Ron Shilliday, James Perry, Curtis La Duke, and Mark Dexter, concrete was poured to form two 8 x 12 ft. platforms and an additional small platform for a BBQ grill. On November 14 the seven benches were delivered to the park and placed on the appropriate platforms. Tim Berry of Berry Lumber donated the necessary lumber. The Project was managed by Community Service Chairman, Dick Bauer and Keith Madison, Park Services Manager under the direction of Tarry Smith, District Administrator of the Carmichael Park District. A terrific project that will be used by patrons of Carmichael for many years to come! (more pics below)
The very heavy benches were placed on the cement platforms, once there, they were permanent.
From Ken Hall, President, Carmichael Park Foundation
“Thank you again to Carmichael Rotary.  The benches will serve our park visitors for years to come and I bet all of them will give an appreciative nod for your help.  The park serves thousands in our community and your support is a wonderful contribution.
Thank you for your generous donation.”