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Citizens Employees Volunteer to Restore Local Park


INDIANAPOLIS- Tomorrow and Friday, nearly 300 Citizens Energy Group employees will partner with Indy Parks, the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Marksmen Construction Services and Mitsch Design to restore Krannert Park during Citizens’ seventh annual Sharing the Dream event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Krannert Park is located on the west side of Indianapolis and offers water aerobics, swimming lessons, Zumba classes and more.

“Krannert Park had around 89,000 visitors last year that attended Indy Parks programming, used the facility or rented space,” said Indy Parks Director, John Williams. “We are grateful to have a partner like Citizens to enhance this park’s facility and make it better for all of our existing and future users.” 

To prepare for Sharing the Dream, Marksmen Construction Services and Mitsch Design donated services upfront by installing a new ceiling in the park’s main room and new flooring in the multipurpose room, weight room and the gymnasium. They also added a sound system and TVs to the weight room. During the event, Citizens employees will spend time painting, cleaning and making the park a more inviting place. Nearly $200,000 has been donated to restore Krannert Park, which is double the budget of previous Sharing the Dream events.   

“Hundreds of our employees give back to the community by volunteering their time outside of work to organizations of their choosing,” said Carey Lykins, President and CEO of Citizens Energy Group. “Our annual Sharing the Dream event is unique because it gives our employees an opportunity to work together on a project that benefits the entire community.”

What:        Sharing the Dream
When:        January 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where:       Krannert Park:  605 S. High School Road

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