Winamac teenager Clark Gudas’ dream of building a stake park as an Eagle Scout project has come true. The community is invited to celebrate that accomplishment today at the grand opening of the Winamac Skatepark. It’s located in Rinehart Park next to the Pulaski County Family YMCA. Gudas oversaw all aspects of design, fundraising and construction.
“After years and years of work and not being sure if this was actually going to come together, being able to actually see the concrete being poured and see the final product – It’s just amazing to see that I did this,” Gudas said. He’s completed the necessary paperwork for his Eagle Scout project and is waiting for his board of review.
Today’s grand opening ceremony will take place at the park, which is located at 105 East 15th Street, from 3 until 7 p.m. The festivities will include live music, refreshments, skateboarding demonstrations and door prizes. Gudas also encourages everyone who attends to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Pulaski County Human Services Food Pantry.