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Village officials including Mayor Jackstadt, Edwardsville Junior Service Club members and the Edwardsville Community Foundation with other stakeholders will be breaking ground on the Ray M. Schon Park located across from Glen Carbon Village Hall at 156 Glen Carbon Road Friday, May 25 at 12 pm. Keller Construction of Edwardsville, Ill., was chosen as the contractor for the development’s second phase.Ray M. Schon Park is slated for major enhancements, with a local campaign as the driving force behind the improvements. The Village of Glen Carbon announced their vision to develop the park, creating the “Make Schon Park Shine” Campaign to provide funding for the increased recreational opportunities in the Glen Carbon community and beyond. This centrally located park has plans for ball fields, racket play courts, playground facilities, concessions, restrooms and more. The park is conveniently interconnected to the miles and miles of fitness trails in the area, accessible by bike, foot or vehicle.Rob Jackstadt, Mayor of Glen Carbon, encourages all residents to attend the groundbreaking ceremony and help “Make Schon Park Shine.” Jackstadt said work for Phase II will begin in June and should be completed by September. Concrete paths, a parking lot, underground utilities, playground installation and the construction of a rest room facility is included in Phase II.The “Make Schon Park Shine” Campaign is offering local businesses and residents opportunities to donate to the campaign. Sponsorship and naming rights are also available. Donations may also be made through the Edwardsville Community Foundation and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. To learn more, the campaign has a website located at www.makeschonparkshine.com, is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/makeschonparkshine/, and marketing materials are also available offering information about the initiative.For those interested in donating to the “Make Schon Park Shine” Campaign or seeking more information, visit www.makeschonparkshine.com or contact Jamie Bowden at the Village of Glen Carbon offices by calling (618) 288-2614 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org