Thursday, June 19, 2014

$25,000 Donation For Kid's Park Pledged By Bumgarner

Matching Funds Sought For Playground At LaBelle Civic Park

LABELLE, FL. -- After meeting with Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Director Ramiro Rodriquez last month, there was no question in Alva resident, Elizabeth Bumgarner’s mind that the LaBelle area children needed a playground. 

What was in question was how long children would have to wait to get it. Was it possible to raise the money necessary to build the first unit of the playground similar to the Buckingham Park playground within the next 6 months at the LaBelle Civic Park? The answer was “Yes”. 

In order to help make this dream of a playground become a reality, Elizabeth Bumgarner, donated $25,000 during the June 15 Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Board meeting and suggested naming the playground after Zachary Reyna. 

She challenged the LaBelle Community to raise an additional $25,000 which she would match. This would increase her donation to a total of $50,000. Can the LaBelle Community meet the challenge within the next few months? So far $3,200 of the $25,000 LaBelle Community donation has been raised. 

Individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations who would like to show their support for this project may send their tax deductible contributions to: Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Board “Zachary Reyna Memorial Playground”. PO 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975. 

In addition to funding, help with fundraising activities, in-kind of labor, site preparation, and landscaping would help provide a playground for the LaBelle area children. For information contact: Ramiro Rodriquez, Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Director at: 863-675-5347

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