The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce and the Plainfield Lions Club dedicated four stone benches as part of the new Bicentennial Park. The park was built in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration in 2016 and features a monument depicting milestones in Plainfield’s history.
The Plainfield Chamber dedicated two of the benches in honor of their 50th anniversary. The Plainfield Lions donated one bench in honor the Lions’ 100th anniversary of service.
“Lions around the world have been changing lives for over 100 years through humanitarian services,” club president Thomas Iles said. “Our Centennial Celebration is a time to mark this milestone, celebrate our legacy and look forward to the next century of service.”
The Lions’ second bench was donated in honor of former Plainfield Lions member Jim Pea. Pea was an active member of the Lions and the Plainfield community for many years before passing away suddenly in 2016.
Plainfield’s Bicentennial Park is located along Main Street (U.S. 40) adjacent to White Lick Creek and was made possible in part by a grant from Duke Energy.