DELPHI — A project with plans on supporting the arts and athletics on track to open next summer in Carroll County. Golfers, bike riders, and volunteers from all corners are behind the park's promise.
There were days that this day seemed impossible — the Legacy Park in honor of Abby Williams and Libby German.
The amphitheater is in place, and the several fields to play ball will be open next year.
"It's that much closer for people being able to come and do the things both girls enjoyed doing," Becky Patty, Libby's grandmother, said.
This project has drawn many people and companies to volunteer muscle power and machines to clear the land. Fundraisers from multiple bike rides to annual golf tournaments have raised thousands to pay for services that volunteers can't provide.
"It's a humbling thing to see all the people come out," Mike Patty, Libby's grandfather, said.
The families of the Abby and Libby have moved heaven and earth to get this done. They're also focused on finding the killer of the February 2017 unsolved murders.
"Keeping the message out about the person is important because I think somebody out there knows something," Mike said.
In the meantime, this year of construction is committed to a pitch that the park will be a hit and hopes to encourage others that anything is possible.
"You can do it. If there is something you want done out there, if there is something, if you feel something strong about it — you can get it done," Becky said.
A recent bike ride led by Tina Capps and the Kitley Inn raised 11,000 for the park.