Of the Keizertimes

Sharon Stong wants to see her mom honored, both by recognition and by maintenance.

Stong’s mom, Winifred Charge, sold part of her land to the city following husband Jon’s 1993 passing. That land helped form the Keizer Rapids Park. The property includes a house that was the park caretaker’s home at one point.

Stong came to the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting June 11 to get maintenance done on the former family land.

“It’s quite run down at this point,” Stong said. “It’s pretty embarrassing. There are broken windows and overgrown grass. It’s not quite what we had anticipated. I wanted to see what is going to go on with the home. It’s been eight years since my mom left the house. It’s just not in good shape, if anyone has gone up to it. It’s a knife to the heart to see nothing’s being done to maintain or change it in any way.”

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