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Organizers of the Angel's Park memorial in Evansdale are asking for donations of dirt to help complete the park.

The group posted on Facebook Wednesday, saying they were in ‘desperate need,' — to the tune of about 100 loads of topsoil. With that, they could smooth out the land, and seed grass on the island.

To date, more than $160,000 has been raised for the project. Now, they're 80% finished. The park memorializes many young lives lost in the Cedar Valley, including murdered Evansdale cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins.

“We've just been really blessed to get this far already,” said Heather Collins.

The dirt is estimated to cost thousands of dollars — so they're hoping the community will come together, and help the finish the park.

“This is for the whole Cedar Valley,” said Dona Frickson, organizer. “This is for all our angels.”

They're hoping to complete the island park soon, since people are already contacting organizers about holding their weddings there.

But without the topsoil, they're at an impasse.

“Whatever we can get, we'll take it, and make use of it,” Frickson said. “If we can get 10 loads from this, and 10 loads from that, it'd be fantastic.”

To donate dirt, or funds, call Frickson at 319-231-8463. Otherwise, donations can be made at First Security State Bank in Evansdale.

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