MGP Donates $25K To Help With Flood Cleanup In Aurora

Posted On February 23, 2018

By Travis Thayer

Flooding at Lesko Park.

(Aurora, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg business has made a generous donation to help the City of Aurora with flood cleanup.

City of Aurora Manager Guinevere Emery told Eagle Country 99.3 on Thursday that MGP Distillery in Lawrenceburg has donated $25,000 toward cleaning up Aurora’s parks that have been affected by flooding.

The areas that have been affected the most include Lesko Park, the Aurora City Park, Waterways Park, the Dearborn Trail and the ball fields on U.S. 50 near the Aurora Recreation Community Center.

“From a recreational viewpoint, trail ways and city parks provide healthy outlets for relaxation, exercise and community connections,” said Emery. “Flood cleanup efforts within these areas require advance planning, emergency onsite coordination and communities pulling together during challenging times for necessary repairs. MGP Distillery and their employees have our sincere gratitude for their continued regional community partnership and valued support.”

Those interested in making a donation or volunteering for cleanup efforts should contact the Aurora City Manager at gemery@aurora.in.us or call (513) 505-7647.

Emery also said that sandbags, shovels and other necessary tools to combat flooding are available to area residents at the city’s public sandbag filling station at 210 George Street.

The announcement comes as the city prepares for the Ohio River to creep further into the downtown area at the intersection of Judiciary and Third streets.

As a result of continued flooding the Aurora Marathon gas station will shut down by 3:00 p.m. Friday.

A full list of road closures can be found here.