Canfield organization hosts pancake breakfast, raising funds for special city projects

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CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Rotary Club of Canfield hosted a big pancake breakfast Sunday in an effort to raise money for a special project.

They served up some pancakes to raise money for the Canfield Green Gazebo, which sits right in the middle of town. Lots of community events are held there.

The structure is getting older and isn’t quite big enough to hold certain events. But they unveiled plans for a brand new gazebo that will be built in the Village Green. The plans showed the new gazebo is modeled closely after its two former designs, which was important.

“Central park, where the gazebo sits, is iconic in its images that people have when they think of Canfield,” said John Orsini, the gazebo architect.

They hope to improve the electrical work and add an ADA-compliant ramp, in addition to making the gazebo wider to hold more people. With the current structure, city manager Wade Calhoun says they try to host one event a month and he looks forward to hosting more following the remodel.

“The idea would be to have those occurring on a more continual basis. Whether it’s every week, or every other week, but I think enhancing the gazebo gives us the ability to do that,” Calhoun said.

Right now they have roughly half of the funds needed to complete the gazebo. City council member Anthony Nacarato says it won’t be too long until they begin the project.

“We are hoping to break ground after the holidays and start the new project. So, we’re going to move forward to figure out how we want to raise the rest of the funding,” Nacarato said.

Nacarato hopes to have the gazebo built by Memorial Day. The next major event to raise money will be the Lighting of the Green Dec. 3.

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