Benefit planned for skate park in Wilkeson

Determined to turn dreams into reality, Wilkeson residents continue raising money to build a skate park for the small town’s youth.

Still about $2,500 short of their goal, boosters will sponsor a rummage sale April 12-13 at Town Hall.

While the date might be a few weeks off, organizers are now collecting donations. Anyone wishing to contribute can deliver goods to Town Hall between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Donations also can be picked up; make arrangements by phoning Trisha at 253-255-2439.

As part of the effort, park boosters continue to collect aluminum cans. They, too, can be delivered to Town Hall or picked up by appointment.

The desire to have a skate park built near the center of town was initiated by Wilkeson youngsters and has been spearheaded by Kids for Community Improvement. That group was charged with raising $10,000 in cash, providing a match for a grant. As of last week, through a variety of fundraisers, park supporters had generated $7,463. They have until July to come up with remaining $2,537.

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