A ship has docked and lowered the gangplank in a sea of pea gravel at the North Park on Ninth Avenue in Bloomer. The newest addition to the park’s wonderful assortment of playground equipment sailed into port on Thursday, Oct. 1 thanks to the generous donations of a local family. City alderperson and park board member, Kevin Meinen said, “On behalf of the Park Board and City of Bloomer, we would like to thank Archie and Ardella Pecha and family for their generous donations to the North Park. ‘Thank you and may God bless you,’ from the Park Board and City Council members.”