Milo Recreation gets $15,000. for upgradesFebruary 02, 2011 - TRCBy Diana BowleyBDN STAFF MILO--- Just as it has over it's 93 years of existence, the Milo Farmers Union has donated some of it's profit from its last year in operation to a local organization. The union recently donated $15,000 to the Milo Recreation Department. When the Farmers Union (IGA) was evicted from it's headquarters, and with no location to reopen, the union decided to cease its operations. The gift, according to Eben Dewitt of the union, was a "thank-you to the town for the support it has given to the Milo Farmers Union over the 93 years." Dick Martin the town's recreation director, said this week the department has been trying to raise funds for the recreation department's athletic field complex-improvement fund. The funds will help the department construct a new building that will include equipment storage, two handicapped-accessible restrooms and a concession stand. The recreation department also plans to repair the surface of the tennis courts and develop a mountain bicycle park, according to Martin. DeWitt said the union typically gave to local organizations. He said that in the past years, the food cupboard and the Kiwanis Club were among those that benefited from the union's business.NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.