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Tiffin celebrates dedication of National Corner

PHOTOS BY VICKI JOHNSON

Andrew Kalnow enjoys a moment in the sun right after running through downtown Tiffin’s new splash pad accompanied by children Sunday afternoon after the dedication of National Corner at the East Green.

The afternoon featured a ribbon cutting, short speeches by Kalnow and other dignitaries, an apple cider toast, a musical performance by Columbian High School marching band and plenty of water play. Speakers thanked donors National Machinery Foundation, National Machinery LLC, Prurina Corp., Kalnow Family Foundation and Andrew Kalnow. Speakers noted how much the urban park adds to the downtown. Mayor Aaron Montz summed it up when he said he hadn’t seen anything like this during his travels to other communities. “I can tell you there’s no community of our size that has what we have in downtown,” he said.

A Sunday Funday at Frost-Kalnow Amphitheater next door featured performances by local bands. In addition to the splash pad, National Corner features a secluded garden, tiered seating for watching children play and a picnic area.

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