Good news from Ohio County! Beaver Dam has earned its third consecutive "Playful City USA" community honor.

In the few years since the new city park and amphitheater were built, the city has been able to increase interest and attendance in several city events such as, the Strawberry Festival (which is coming up this weekend), Sparks in the Park, Kids' Day at the Farmer's Market, Treats on the Trail, and the city's Christmas Festival. Recently, a long range master plan was announced which would possibly bring in fishing lakes, a go-kart track, soccer and football fields, and a water park.

Hillary Wise

KaBoom!, which supports the playful communities, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of the Playful City USA program. Owensboro just earned its first Playful City USA honor and Henderson has been named a Playful City USA community twice.