KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WANE) The Kendallville Parks and Recreation Department is raising funds for playground equipment by auctioning off rain barrels. However, they are more than ordinary rain barrels. The 18 barrels have been decorated by artists of all ages and have been on display on the city’s Main Street all summer.
The funds from the auction will help update three parks in the city. Dawn McGahen, recreation director for the Kendallville Parks and Recreation Department, said some of the updates include making parks handicap accessible.
Some of the themes for the barrels include Cat in the Hat, Yellow Submarine, Flower Power, Under the Sea and many more. The barrels were auctioned off Saturday morning.
Lawn and garden watering account for 40 percent of total household water use during the summer. The barrel collects and stores free, soft water that can be used during times of drought to water plants or wash a car.