With the completion of Nick VanNevel’s Eagle Scout project that rebuilt the seating at the firebowl area at The Res, the board voted unanimously to name the amphitheater the David Norris Amphitheater. The project was dedicated to the memory of David Norris by VanNevel. Ranger Norris passed away unexpectedly in April this year, and was a vital part of the success of The Res.
The dedication ceremony will be on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 3pm at the amphitheater. This major project became a reality with the large financial support given by area civic groups, individuals and foundations. Over 400 man-hours were logged by over two dozen volunteers. All donors and volunteers have been invited to the dedication.
A major portion of the funds raised were from donors who sponsored a bench, listed below:
Dick & Theresa VanNevel
In Loving Memory of John VanNevel
In Loving Memory of David VanNevel
Tom & Miranda VanNevel
In Loving Memory of Al Deschamphelaere
Mishawaka Lions Club
Supporting The Res and Eagle Scouts
Mishawaka Lions Club – Mishawaka, Indiana
BK Club- Mishawaka, Indiana
The Schurz Foundation
The South Bend Tribune
and WSBT Stations
Little Flower Church
Little Flower Catholic Church
54191 Ironwood Rd.
South Bend, IN 46635
Mishawaka Rotary Club
Mishawaka Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of
Sylvester & Tessie Kaminski Foundation
Sylvester & Tessie Kaminiski Foundation