Fennville Memorial Park
(Memorial Paradise Park)
Fennville, Michigan

LaVerne Bouwman's little grandson, LEO, is heading for the slide.



The author "LaVerne Bouwman" of this web page, Maintains this web site to try and add to the history of Fennville. It's his home town.
The photo above was taken
in June of 2011 by LaVerne's Daughter, Kelly Hjelmeland
They claim that the Park Playground is "ONE OF THE BEST" Leo has ever played on.

Aerial view the Fennville Memorial Park


July 12, 2011    -    CLICK IMAGE FOR TROOP 2 NEWS


Troop 2 Raises the flag


Troop 2 RETIRES U. S. FLAGS
Click image for a Video


LaVerne was a Boy Scout here, way back in 1948. He was forever a Scout TENDERFOOT :)
Roger Webb was our Scout Master and we met in the Old American Legion Hall on Maple Street.

One time, at our camp east of town, we had hiked out to and camped overnight.
I cooked a can of soup, in the fire, with the lid still in place. Yeh! - It exploded.

At Summer Camp, up north, all troops encounter a game in the water where a watermelon
had to be pushed across a line. LaVerne was on the outside of the gang of boys.
The melon went down under the whole gang and popped up by Vern.
He held it down between his knees and snuck it across the line. :)

One spring day in March, the boys hiked out 126th Ave. East of the Rail Road.
We were swinning in the little creek north of the road, in a pasture.
LaVerne snapped Ned Bale with a towel and Ned chased LaVerne around the pasture.
A passenger train went by we are sure many people saw us.
WE WERE NAKED !