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January 30, 2013

Athens Splash Pad effort reaches halfway point

Athens — Combined efforts between the Athens Chamber of Commerce and the Athens Leadership Institute have raised more than $104,000 for the Athens Splash Pad project.

That puts the groups halfway to their goal of the $200,000 needed to complete the project.

Tiny Treasures Day Care won the fund-raising competition among area day care centers by raising $1,500 for the Splash Pad, which will be located at Kiwanis Park. By winning, the day care will get to enjoy the Splash Pad on the first day it is completed.

Donations have poured in from businesses and individuals. ALI alumni Kim Hodges said, “We need all donations, large and small. A $100 donation will go a long way.” 

Hodges said a brick to be placed at the park can be purchased for $50. The memory bricks will line the walkway and the outside perimeters of the Splash Pad.

“Our goal is to complete funding by the end of March. We will start on the project immediate after funding,” said Hodges.

The donations thus far have come from: Citizen’s National Bank; Crestway Park Dental; Athens Dental Works; Ashley Adams McKee; ETMC; Athens Life Fellowship; First State Bank; Kevin and Jeaneane Lilly; Heritage Land Bank; Kiwanis Club; Athens Bank; Noah’s Ark Day Care; Oncor; Steritech; Texas Trust Credit Union; and Tiny Treasures Day Care. There have been a total of 73 bricks sold for a total of $3,650.

For information on the bricks or to make a monetary donation contact Hodges at 903-676-192,3 or the Athens Chamber of Commerce at 903-675-5181.

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