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Camp Echoing Hills dedicates new aquatic center

| August 20, 2013

dedicationWARSAW – Echoing Hills Village held a dedication and ribbon cutting Aug. 17, to celebrate the completion of the new aquatic center at Camp Echoing Hills.

Camp Administrator Lauren Unger welcomed guests and thanked those who worked for two years to see the aquatic center take shape.

Founder Cordell Brown recognized the Lions clubs, which contributed or raised the money for the project.

“The Lions gave the first gift of $200 to start Camp Echoing Hills in 1967,” said Brown, “Without the Lions, this new aquatic center would not have been possible.”

He is a member of the Warsaw Lions Club. Former District Governors Bob Buxton and Todd Imhoff were on hand for the celebration.

President and CEO Buddy Busch thanked the group of about 70 donors, volunteers and those served.

“Some of those who will come and get in this pool will have the thrill of being able to walk on their own for one of the few times in their lives,” said Busch. “Many will go home and tell their moms and dads how much fun it was at Camp Echoing Hills, and the pool will be a big part of that memory. That will bring joy to the hearts of those parents who sometimes struggle to find joy in their lives.”

Rita Heath presented a proclamation from Congressman Bob Gibbs for the occasion.

Echoing Hill is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities to know and experience Jesus Christ. Echoing Hills believes that all people with disabilities can live purposeful lives with dignity and respect. Through residential, recreational, vocational, travel and educational services, Echoing Hills assists people with special needs to achieve their highest potential.

For information, contact Susan Brinker at 327-2311 ext. 207.

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