Craft beer helps restore a historic 1865 park in Bay City, Michigan

Craft beer is helping to restore one of Bay City, Michigan‘s oldest parks.

$1 from each pint of Battery Park Golden Ale being sold at several downtown locations is going to the Bay Veterans Foundation, the nonprofit that’s raising funds to restore Battery Park.

The beer is brewed by Mount Pleasant-based Mountain Town Brewery Co.

The Bay Veterans Foundation says efforts to restore the park are nearing completion, with more than 90 percent of the $110,000 fundraising goal donated or pledged.

Crews this week put in new sidewalks. A rededication ceremony for the park is planned for June 21, 2016.

Battery Park was first proposed in 1849, when it was set aside as Bay City’s town square. The park was actually created in 1865, after the Civil War.

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