During the past several years Morgan Demling of Carbondale has grabbed his board and made the short drive to the Carterville Skatepark.
“In the three years I’ve been coming here I’ve met lifelong friends of all ages, helped kids learn to skate, spent quality time with my own kid, appeared in a viral video, and more,” Demling said.
Morgan, a renowned drummer for metal and rock bands, including Züül and Seamstress, waterskied as a child and began skateboarding on the regular later in life.
“I can tell you for certain that (the skatepark) means a lot to a lot of people, especially in an area where skateboarding doesn’t get much respect. It might not be the best, but it is the best we got,” Demling added.
“If anyone wants to donate a picnic table or two that would be great.”