Splash pad closer to reality

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Thamesville Improvement Area members Chris Crawford, second from left, and Brian Carther, right, accept a $10,000 cheque from Entegrus CEO Jim Hogan, centre, and communications specialist Sarah Regnier, left. The funds will be used to build a splash pad in Ferguson Park, hopefully in time for next summer.
Thamesville Improvement Area members Chris Crawford, second from left, and Brian Carther, right, accept a $10,000 cheque from Entegrus CEO Jim Hogan, centre, and communications specialist Sarah Regnier, left. The funds will be used to build a splash pad in Ferguson Park, hopefully in time for next summer.

Fundraising for the splash pad project in Thamesville’s Ferguson Park is getting close to its goal, according to Thamesville Improvement Area (TIA) member Brian Carther.

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And to help get there, the TIA is planning another bottle drive for Oct. 17 and will be accepting donations between the Bank of Montreal and Town Hall in Thamesville.

Carther said they will accept beer cans, liquor bottles and “even milk bottles” for the drive, two of which already have been very successful.

With an outpouring of donations of materials and labour, Carther said about $68,000 of the $168,000 project total is covered by generous area businesses and groups. With the total raised to date at about $75,000 and $10,000 more expected in the next couple of weeks, Carther said they are getting close to completion.

“It’s been a big challenge and we knew that, but we’re going to get ‘er done and have had so much support from area groups and business, and lots of student volunteers getting their community hours,” Carther said.

The splash pad will be going in Ferguson Park where there was previously a wading pool and will be accessible for young children, the disabled and the elderly.

Anyone who would like more information on the bottle drive, or to donate to the project can contact Carther at 519-692-5097 or 519-917-3779.

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