October kicks off the Friends Campaign for Shelby County Parks. Mimi Ward, Chair of the Parks Foundation explains the purpose of the campaign. “The goal of the Parks Foundation is to create a fund which can be used to make improvements that aren’t funded by our tax dollars and program fees. The first priorities are at Clear Creek Park include giving the 20 year old Pool Party room a facelift, resurfacing the basketball court by the white barn that is always in use, and repairing a well- used batting cage.” Friends will be asked to nominate additional projects. For as little as $25, you can become a Friend of the Park, earn a Perk and attend the annual Friends Fish Fry. Simply tab over to the Friends Page on this website and sign up.