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'Storage Wars' Stars Lead Auction in West to Fund Parker's Park Project

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(KCEN) - West is a little bit closer to making the new park dreamed up by a 5-year-old a reality.

They already have most of the money they need to start building, and Saturday, they brought in some heavy hitters to help raise the rest.


"We're hoping this is going to be our last fundraiser," said Carolyn Pustejovsky, 5-year-old Parker's grandmother.

Step by step, P
arker's Park Project is drawing closer to reality.

"I think people's hearts have just turned to him," she said.

Carolyn and Joe Pustejovsky, Parker's grandfather, are helping spearhead the project.


"Every step you make," Joe said, "it's one step closer to Parker's dream.">


Saturday, another big step, as they tried to raise money for trees, benches, and the like.


"We're just here to support our community," said lifelong West resident Lisa Hutyra. "You know, we're proud West citizens, and that's why we're here and that's why we're still here."


Also at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West Saturday were the stars of the reality show Storage Wars: Texas, s
elling at a mile a minute to help get the park built and help in the town's healing process.

"The fact that this little boy thought of this just makes it all more special," said Debby Marak, also of West.


There was quite a lot on the auction block to choose from: g
ift baskets, bikes, furniture, a full-size Dr. Pepper machine, even a truck full of stuff sold as one unit -- the Storage Wars way.

A football autographed by Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel went for $1,000 dollars.


A cross with the West Fire Department logo and an ax on the front, with the names of the fallen on the back, went for more than $600.


And again and again, bidders turned down what they bought, so the auctioneers could sell it again, al
l in support of Parker's park.

As for the progress? 
"We're anticipating starting in the next month or so," Joe Pustejovsky said.

The first step in building will be the prepare the site. They can start doing that as soon as the city approves the designs.

It'll take a few months to get the equipment delivered and installed.
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