John Bradley addresses community members in Colp about a new community park. Pictured with Bradley are Gary Forby (hidden on left) and Tom Caliper. (PHOTO FOR DATELINE MARION BY RYAN KEITH, RK PR SOLUTIONS)

Staff Report

COLP — Two Southern Illinois legislators are joining the push to help build a community park in a Williamson County village.

State Representative John Bradley (D-Marion) and State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) joined community leaders in Colp Friday to help promote the park and a large fundraising event for the park.

Leaders in Colp have organized a car raffle to help raise funds. Both lawmakers have donated and worked with the village to promote the park, and will highlight the car raffle and other efforts to finish the project.

The car will be raffled off Saturday, Sept. 3, giving anyone interested less than a week to purchase tickets.

Bradley’s campaign fund donated $2,000 to help pay for a fence at the park.

Dateline Marion

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