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Progress being made at Angels Memorial Park

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The shelter has been built, two gazebos are up, and the concrete pads for three of the four gazebos has been poured for the park. The shelter has been built, two gazebos are up, and the concrete pads for three of the four gazebos has been poured for the park.
EVANSDALE (KWWL) -

Dona Frickson admits the weather hasn't been ideal to work on Angels Memorial Park.

"The weather is frustrating," said Frickson. "It has put a wrench in things."

Nevertheless, she is proud of what has already been done.

"We started when it was snowing in a snowstorm, so I think for everybody the momentum is still there," said Frickson.

Angels Memorial Park is built in the wake of the deaths of Evansdale cousins Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook to honor those two and others.

The shelter has been built, two gazebos are up, and the concrete pads for three of the four gazebos has been poured for the park.

"So far, the only thing we have paid for is the shelters, the materials to purchase the gazebos and the shelter," she said. "That's all we've put money out so far for."

Frickson said two more gazebos still need to be built and land work and planting needs to be finished. She stressed progress is being made, but there isn't a specific finish date in mind.

"We're pushing for this as hard now as we were when we began," said Frickson.

Frickson says many people have commented on the progress of the park, but says the comment that stuck with her most came from Drew Collins, Elizabeth's father.

"He said it just tore him up every time he drove by it, and he said now, 'I drive by and see the gazebos. I see the shelter, I see the construction and now it's getting a happy place. It's becoming a better place,'" said Frickson.

Anyone wanting to purchase a memorial brick to be placed at the park can order them on the Angels Park Facebook page.

One hundred percent of the donations go to the park, Frickson said.

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