MINSTER — Kate Perryman, a senior at Minster High School and a member of Girl Scout Troop 20259 in Minster recently finished her Girl Scout Gold Award project at Four Seasons Park in Minster.
Perryman’s project “A Day at the Ballpark” focused on making improvements to the eight restrooms at the park by priming, painting and decorating with designs. Her project goal was to improve the facilities at the park for the community as well as the visitors to the park. Perryman, along with help from friends and family, has spent well over 200 hours at the park since July in order to make all of the restrooms more appealing.
In order to complete the highest award in Girl Scouting, Perryman had to first design a plan to improve her community. Her idea stemmed from when she played travel softball and played at a park in the Dayton area that had really cool restrooms. Perryman then chose Four Seasons park because it is a place where many of the families in town spend countless hours enjoying baseball, softball, and little league.
She then had to present her project plan to a committee of women at the Girl Scout Council Office in Lima. After receiving approval, Perryman was able to start the actual work of completing her project. Now that the work is complete, Perryman will have to submit her final paperwork and meet with the same committee to get their approval for her award. When her project is approved, Perryman will be awarded the Gold Award. Her goal is to have all of this completed by the end of the year.
Perryman started her project in July and was able to add softball and baseball designs to the restrooms at diamonds 5, 6, 7, and 8. After that, she moved to the restrooms at diamonds 1,2, 3, and 4 where the walls had to be primed and then painted before adding the softball and baseball designs. When these were completed, Perryman moved to the restrooms on the north side of the park and primed, painted and added flowers and Wildcat paw prints to the men’s and women’s restrooms.
The final stage of the project was the restrooms by the pond. These restrooms have butterflies and a fisherman painted on the walls after the priming and painting was completed. In addition, each restroom has a positive quote painted on the walls.
Perryman was able to promote her project at the 2017 Alumni Softball Tournament weekend. She received great positive response from the community and is looking forward to having people be able to enjoy her work for many years.
Perryman is the daughter of Clif and Jenny Perryman.
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