Bath Rotary Club Provides Picnic Tables for New Village Park
The Bath Rotary Club received a 2022 – 2023 District 7120 Grant to provide for the purchase of six picnic tables at the new village park on Haverling Street in Bath.  The local club matched the grant money to pay for the tables, handcrafted by Creative Woodworking, a local business owned by John Sincerbox.
The new park includes a covered pavilion, fenced-in dog park, and parking lot.  The Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben plans to provide classes at the pavilion to teach people through the learning garden that will also be set up at the park.
The land for the park was given to the village upon the death of Betty Langendorfer; her legacy will remain on this Haverling Street property.  It was her dream for community members to enjoy the area within the village limits as her eight children had done in their youth.  Betty had been a well-known community member, volunteer, and master gardener.  She received the 2012 – 2013 Bath Rotary Club Citizen of the Year award in recognition of her endless hours of community service.
At this time the Village of Bath has paid for the dog park fencing, trash cans, and parking lot as well as installing the pavilion which was paid for by funds raised by the eight Langendorfer children and the CCE Steuben.
“The picnic tables will allow all Bath residents to have an outdoor location near the village center to meet as well as to sit while their pets enjoy the dog park area,” stated Tess McKinley, 2022 – 2023 Bath Rotary Club President and Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben.  “The project meets the mission of the Rotary Foundation by providing free, meeting accommodations for education and other needs for all people, including people in poverty, who do not have transportation to areas outside the village.”
Two of the six picnic tables provided by the Bath Rotary Club and a 2022 – 2023 Rotary District 7120 Grant sit beneath the pavilion at the new park in Bath.
Cheryl Muller, Bath Rotary Club Vocational Services Director and Haverling Interact Advisor, enjoy a visit to the new park with her dog, Zoe, which indeed enjoyed the dog park area.
Nancy Latour, Bath Rotary Club Secretary, takes a rest from the dog park area at the new village park with her dog, Tucker.  She indeed appreciated a place to rest after romping around with Tucker.