Regardless of quite a few delays and provide points progress is being made on the brand new East Bend City Sq. park. Because of a grant from Lowes, the playground tools set up started final week.
“Going ahead, we anticipate the playground to be completed aside from the surfacing in a number of days,” mentioned committee member Jan Hicks.
Park Committee Member Karen Matthews wrote the grant to Lowe’s House Enchancment for the playground. Hicks mentioned a crew from the Lowe’s retailer on Peter’s Creek Parkway got here final Tuesday and helped unload the truck and put collectively the Orb Rocker (seesaw).
Alex’s Grill, throughout from the park location, assisted by offering lunch for the crew, Hicks mentioned.
“Matt Pardue with Omega Development estimates that they are going to start to pour footings in early November with the concrete slabs for the constructions (gazebo, picnic shelters, amphitheater, ticket sales space) to comply with quickly after. Then the constructions shall be constructed most likely late November to early December,” mentioned Hicks. “Hennings Development will then structure the strolling path and start the set up of commemorative pavers, flagpole, bike rack and different facilities. Relying on the landscaper’s advice, grass and different plantings will happen as climate permits.”
Funding from the park has come within the type of grants and donations. The Park Committee can be promoting comerative bricks which shall be positioned within the park. Hicks mentioned further donations have been coming in and there may be nice pleasure for the venture.
“We not too long ago obtained $43,000 from the Tom Davis Fund to place towards the amphitheater. Now we have a few different grants below evaluate, so our fundraising efforts have been very profitable. The neighborhood actually rallied round our raffle ticket gross sales that are virtually full. The Group Yard Sale on the library netted over $5,700 for the park. Everybody concerned within the venture is admittedly appreciative of the help that’s been given. A number of individuals have stopped by the location, blown their horns as they drove by, and made all types of constructive feedback concerning the efforts to maneuver ahead. All of us can’t await all the pieces to be prepared,” mentioned Hicks.
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