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Skate park named after local skateboarder opens this weekend

October 20, 2017

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire skate park named in honor of a 28-year-old Lebanon skateboarder who died two years ago is scheduled to open this weekend.

The parents of Tyler Kirschner were surprised to learn their son had built a prolific online blog under the username Rusty Berrings. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the Kirschners decided to raise money to renovate the local skate park — and ended up raising about $350,000.

Buddy Kirschner, the father, says it doesn’t take away the pain of losing his son, but he is grateful so many people supported the project.

The opening celebration, featuring a cookout and live music, will kick off Saturday at 1 p.m.

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