Three years of work, meetings, and discussions has come to this. The Elliott Park Playground project needs $4,536 in order to pay for the playground equipment and installation.
More than 185 families have donated time and/or money to this project including a wonderful bake sale held in August. Sponsorship has been received from the Community Council Funding Project, the South Cumberland Community Fund, the Joel and Trudy Cunningham Charitable Trust, the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club, Citizens State Bank, and the Kaj Krogstad Memorial Fund. The University of the South, the SCA partner in this project, will begin construction on the site with its contractor, American Contructors, in the next couple of days.
The last big fundraising push will be held at Angel Fest on Sept. 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The SCA and volunteers will be on hand to take donations, help you purchase naming opportunities for three pieces of playground equipment, sell you some lemonade, and maybe throw in a few surprises throughout the night. Even $1 from the beer flight tickets purchased that night will be given in support of the Elliott Park Playground project.
What a win-win for our mountain community! If you cannot come to Angel Fest, consider sending a check to SCA For the Parks, PO Box 222, Sewanee, TN 37375 before Sept. 30. The online gofundme.com/fortheparks site gladly accepts credit cards.
On behalf of the SCA, the Parks Committee, and all the children who will get a safe place in which to play, I thank you.
Kiki Beavers, SCA President