New Signs Welcome Residents & Visitors
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Amidst the chaos and disappointment of 2020 as we all coped with the fear and anxiety of COVID-19, Koontz Lake expressed joy and gratitude for their beautiful new “Welcome to Koontz Lake” signs.
Funded in part by a grant from the Starke County Community Foundation, the residents of this community want to recognize and celebrate all the volunteers and donations involved in this project.
The north entrance sign property was donated by Brett Miller, and the South entrance sign property was donated by Jerome Howard.
Masonry work was done by Mark Furno, Tony Furno, Mike McKenna, Ed Mayhay, Brennen Kuchel, and Ken Monahan. Excavation services was donated by R&R Excavating, Cliff Rose & Deb Rose. Metal lettering was a collaboration of donated or discounted services by Jim Modesto, Technicoat, LLC Powder and Ceramic Coatings Reg Williams, Aaron Williams, & Bryce Larose, also, Andrew Write of World Graffix. Project Management was handled by Mike McKenna and Angie McKenna Monahan.
Project Permits was handled by Bob Aloi of Territorial Engineering, LLC. The project was funded in part by the Starke County Community Foundation, NICF.org Jessica Martinovic & Corrine Becknell Lucas.
This project was also funded in part by the Koontz Lake Association. The North entrance sign is complete, the South entrance sign will be completed soon. A huge thanks to all involved.