Skaters Hope to Keep Park

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Wednesday, March 28 2007 Mar 28, 2007 Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:02:51 PM CDT March 28, 2007 in News

For a group of Fulton high schoolers, the local skate park is their home-away-from-home.


"I started skating 'cause my friends did," explained Stanley McCrey. "And, it kind of led from a hobby to more of a lifestyle. I come down here every day almost."

The park also lets a group of students become more involved in school.

"A lot of students that are in skate club are not involved in sports," teacher Anne Griffin said. "They are not involved in many of the other extracurricular activities. Skating is their extracurricular activity."

But, the city considered closing the park after finding graffiti, and evidence of drugs and alcohol there. So, the Fulton High School Skate Club fought to keep it open.

"We put in a lot of time at City Council," said McCrey. "We fought for four years to get the park, and we are willing to fight for another four to keep it."

Saturday night at Fulton High, the club is hosting a concert, Sk8er-Aid, to raise $15,000 money for park improvements.

Reported by: Erin Goldenhersh

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