Fundraising continues for new Purdy playground units

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
An engineer's drawing of the Multi-Pondo unit from Miracle Recreation Equipment is the newest addition the Purdy Renewal Project seeks to add in the Purdy City Park. Contributed photo

Purdy Renewal Project seeking to add Miracle's Multi-Pondo

Fundraising efforts are underway by the Purdy Renewal Project and the Purdy High School Spanish Club to acquire additional playground equipment for the Purdy Park.

The two organizations recently collaborated with the Purdy City Council to purchase a new installation for the park. The Fitness Cluster equipment will go next to the Toddler's Choice apparatus, targeting the needs of older children and focusing on a different and more rigorous range of activity. Both installations were acquired from PlayPower/Miracle Recreation Equipment in Monett.

The Difference band raised funds at a benefit concert on March 21 at the school.

Project organizers discovered an opportunity to expand the acquisitions with the addition of a Multi-Pondo unit, a safer version of an old-style teeter totter. The Multi-Pondo unit follows the same focus, providing more activities for older children.

Fundraising efforts to date have raised $956 toward the goal of $2,430.

Organizers have opened an online source for donations with a Cause Momentum website. Details are available online at: https://causemomentum.org/projects/rocking-playground-upgrade.

"With each donation comes a sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves, so small donations are very powerful," said Gerry Wass, with the Purdy Renewal Project. "Each one gives a sense of ownership, and that builds community pride."

The city will assist Purdy Renewal Project participants installing the equipment.

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