Walking the dog in Schoolcraft just got a little more pleasant. The Lions Club has purchased two dog waste receptacles at Leo Burch Park near the community library. They were installed by the village’s public works department at north and south ends of the park. The park is one of the club’s ongoing service projects which also includes support for the Cub Scouts, the food pantry, Easter Egg hunt and the Lions Club’s Sitemobile.
Shown in the photo are left to right: Kirk Bergland with his dog Jordie, Kelly Bergland, Cindy Miller, Eric Kent and Mollie Hartlieb. The duty of emptying both waste containers has fallen upon Kirk Bergland since he and Kelly live across from the park.
Leo Burch, for whom the park is named, was a founding member of the Schoolcraft Lions Club. Members of the club helped to raise funds in the 1960s to create the memorial. They asked the village to name the park after Burch because of his devotion and fine service to Schoolcraft.