Norway Improvement League.
The Norway Improvement League has consisted of a small, but passionate group of people for many decades. Their goal has always been to maintain the little town of Norway, IL and to make it better for future generations. The little town is too small even to have it's own zip code but it boast a unique claim to fame: the first permanent Norwegian settlement in America. Fostering a sense of community in such a small town isn't easy. But through fundraising, community-building events and improvements to the town's public spaces, the league hopes to keep that fire alive in its inhabitants.
I grew up right in the middle of Norway and loved every minute of it. Much of my time was spent playing games like hide-and-go-seek and tag in the park. I played t-ball at the smaller of the two baseball diamonds and I had girl scout meetings at the Community Building. The Norway Improvement League's most recent endeavor is to install a large picnic shelter on the grounds. Their hope is that it will be used by families during baseball games, while their kids play on the playground, or to host small parties and get-togethers.
The league recruited Fox River Rendering to draft the plans for the structure and to visualize the final product into the property.