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SOCU donates funds for Streator splash pad improvements

Sidewalks will create picnic area, paved route to swing set

Mayor Jimmie Lansford presents SOCU Marketing Assistant Jenny Salisbury, Marketing Director Dana Stillwell and CEO Kathy Lucas with a plaque that will be placed in the new concrete improvements added to Paul's Pad in the City Park. SOCU donated money to add extra pavement connecting the swing set with the splash pad and creates a picnic area. The plaque commemorates SOCU's 80th anniversary.
Mayor Jimmie Lansford presents SOCU Marketing Assistant Jenny Salisbury, Marketing Director Dana Stillwell and CEO Kathy Lucas with a plaque that will be placed in the new concrete improvements added to Paul's Pad in the City Park. SOCU donated money to add extra pavement connecting the swing set with the splash pad and creates a picnic area. The plaque commemorates SOCU's 80th anniversary.

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, SOCU has donated money to the city of Streator to add an extra concrete slab connecting Paul’s Pad Splash Pad to the swing set in City Park. 

“There were a lot of children running back and forth between the two and it was creating a lot of mud,” said SOCU Marketing Director Dana Stillwell. “We’re also adding another concrete slab for picnic tables so parents can sit there to watch their kids. The connector will also be good for strollers and wagons.”

SOCU started in Streator in 1939 as a financial institute for those who worked at Owen’s Glass Factory and has since grown into a credit union that serves four different cities and 16 counties. 

“We decided that to commemorate 80 years, we’d do something more than just donate money,” Stillwell said. “We wanted something tangible that the community could see. We appreciated what the Diekens did for the community and we wanted to help in its upkeep.”

The Dieken family donated money for the splash pad and it was opened in May 2018. Paul’s Pad was named in memory of Paul E. Dieken (1953-1982), the youngest brother of Robert and Douglas Dieken.

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