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New building, gymnasium at Churchville Recreation Complex dedicated

As a youngster, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman played baseball at Churchville Rec

Harford County officials and leaders of the Churchville Recreation Council dedicated the new Level Building at the Churchville Recreation Complex off Route 155 on Wednesday.

Following a ribbon cutting ceremony outside the main entrance of the $4.7 million, 23,900-square-foot building, another ceremony was held at the entrance to the building's 15,000-square-foot gymnasium, which was dedicated in honor of the late Eleanore "Bobbie" Kunkel, a long-time member of the Churchville Rec Council and the county Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, as well as a champion for local rec programs and facilities.

Mrs. Kunkel's six children: Tom Kunkel, Gerry Kunkel, Julia Kunkel Morrison, Sarah Kunkel Filkins, Mary Michael Kunkel Rosling and John Kunkel, joined County Executive Barry Glassman in unveiling a plaque which reads:

"This gymnasium is dedicated in honor of Eleanore "Bobbie" Kunkel in recognition of her many years of leadership and volunteer service to the Churchville Recreation Council and the Harford County community."

Glassman also presented the Kunkel Family with a certificate honoring Mrs. Kunkel and a photograph of the 10-12 Churchville Recreation Council baseball team on which he was a member. The county executive, who is 54, grew up in Level Village, just a few miles east of the Churchville Recreation Complex.

The Level Building also has a fitness center, indoor and outdoor courts for pickle ball, two courts for tennis and volleyball, which can be converted for either sport, a large multi-purpose room, a small meeting room and space for storage and Parks and Recreation offices. The building is named for the adjacent highway, Route 155, which is called Level Road.

Programs and public use of the building will begin on Monday, Oct. 24, according to county government.

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