Central Illinois park receives anonymous $25,000 donation
BERLIN - A central Illinois park will soon have new playground equipment, thanks to an anonymous donation of $25,000.
The anonymous donor originally pledged to match any money raised during Berlin's Burgoo festival. About $5,000 was raised during the festival, but according to village board member Royal Reno, the donor "decided to be more generous and donate $25,000."
Reno says there is enough money to buy the new playground equipment and ship it to Berlin, but that the installation may cost another $15,000 to $20,000.