Promise pumps playground project up


Keep Yorktown Beautiful is keepin’ on in their efforts to improve the Yorktown City Park’s playground equipment. But they need the community’s support with their effort.
“We have $60,000 for the project so far,” said Donna Roeder, project coordinator. Estimated total cost is $250,000.  
Roeder said the group has received a challenge from a family in Tenessee in their fundraising efforts. Roeder explained when the article and photo ran in the Yorktown News-View concerning the ribbon cutting event at the gazebo, a gentleman from Tenessee saw the article and called her on July 2 and said, “Whatever money you collect from now on, we will match it up to $40,000.” Roeder explained the family is from here and wants to help in the fundraising effort to enhance the city park.
Roeder wants to remind the public about the importance of the project, noting the condition and age of the existing playground equipment. “The merry-go-round is approximately 40 plus years old.  The ferris wheel, I believe, is 95 years old. But the ferris wheel is staying.”  Roeder said she thinks the existing playground equipment (the main structure) was installed about 25 years ago.  
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
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