Donations pour in for playground

Donations pour in for playground

Donations pour in for playground

Paterson says the new playground fund is now almost at $100,000 of the $170,000 cost.

The momentum keeps building for the new Transfer Beach Playground.

Yellow Point Lodge owner Richard Hill recently donated $1,000 to the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club to go towards the new Transfer Beach Playground.

“Yellow Point Lodge was a very generous supporter of the playground that the Kinsmen built two years  ago at Brown Drive Park, and Richard was impressed by the amount of work, as well as the enthusiasm the Kinsmen and volunteers showed,” said Kinsmen Club member Duck Paterson. “He said he wanted to see that continue. Having great family attractions helps the entire area, Hill said, and being done by volunteers is truly community.”

Here, Chanel Dwinnell, the Ladysmith Kinsmen candidate in the Ladysmith Ambassador Program, accepts the $1,000 cheque.

The community has stepped up to support the new playground recently, as the Kinsmen also received $1,000 from the Ladysmith Legion Auxiliary not very long ago.

As well, the Ladysmith Primary School Parent Advisory Council raised nearly $400 through a popcorn day fundraiser.

Paterson says the new playground fund is now almost at $100,000 of the $170,000 cost.

To bring the playground fund even closer to its goal, the Kinsmen are planning a fundraising dinner and dance for May 2 at Aggie Hall. Stay tuned for more information.