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Butler A.M. Rotary launches “Save the Playground” fundraiser for Memorial Park

June 22, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

Butler Memorial Park Playground on Wednesday June 20, 2018.

The Butler A.M. Rotary is launching its first ever public campaign to raise money to “Save the Playground,” a two-year project to renovate and expand the playground near the Miller Shelter in Butler Memorial Park.

The amount of money raised, which will be combined with grants the club and city have applied for, will determined the scope of the project, but the club has committed to replacing and old swing set with a new play set designed for children 2-5 years old this fall.

Some of the money raised will be set aside for a legacy fund for the club to maintain the playground in the future.

The project is expected to cost more than $100,000 and the playground will be named the Rotary Playground when the work is finished.

“This is the first time in our 21 yeas as a club that we’re soliciting public support,” Weckerly said. “We really are hoping to get public support,”

People and business that donate $5,000 or more or agree to buy a piece of equipment will be recognized with plaques that will be installed at the playground.

eople who make donations as little as $1 will be recognized in some way.

A “Save the Playground” flyer has been posted on the club website detailing the project and listing donation options.

A full story will appear in the Eagle.